Tropical Smoothie Cafe® Opens 700th Location

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Café, LLC is opening its 700th location in the system, which will open on August 24, 2018 in Hurst, Texas. This milestone showcases Tropical Smoothie Cafe's rapid growth since launching in Destin, Fla., more than 20 years ago and gets the company closer to reaching its goal of opening 120 new cafes in 2018.

Pei Wei Debuts New Restaurant Design

Las Colinas, Texas — Pei Wei fans in and around Las Colinas, Texas, will be the first to experience the leading fresh Pan-Asian brand’s new prototype restaurant. The Las Colinas restaurant is the Pei Wei Restaurant Support Center’s flagship location. The restaurant recently closed for dine-in business during its massive interior remodel project and is now back open for business.

Office Depot Unveils Reimagined Retail Stores

Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot, Inc. has unveiled its market makeover of 14 stores in Austin, Texas, including a flagship location — "BizBox: Powered by Office Depot" — that integrate the company's recently launched BizBox offering into its retail locations.

PetSmart Opens 1,600th Store in North America, Now Also in all 50 U.S. States

Phoenix — PetSmart has reached a major milestone by opening its 1,600th store in its expanding store footprint across North America. The 1,600th store opened Thanksgiving week and is located in El Paso, Texas. In addition, the pet specialty retailer opened its Casper, Wyo., store in October, marking PetSmart’s presence now in all 50 U.S. states.

New York City’s Mamoun’s Falafel To Open First Franchise Location

New York City — Mamoun’s Falafel, the fastest growing Middle-Eastern fast-casual restaurant in North America and oldest falafel restaurant in New York City, plans to open its newest location in Dallas this fall. The new location — also the company’s first franchise location — will be situated in West Village, a vibrant shopping, dining, residential and entertainment district in Dallas.  

Boston’s Plans To Open More Than 70 New Restaurants

El Paso, Texas — Following its announcement in May that it would be growing from 29 to 100 locations by 2019, Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, a Dallas-based casual dining concept that combines a family-friendly restaurant and sports bar under one roof, is well on its way to achieving its goal with several recent openings and franchise signings.

Jamba Juice Relocates Headquarters to North Texas

Dallas — Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, has inked a deal with Jamba, Inc. to lease approximately 25,000 square feet of space in HALL Office Park, HALL Group’s 2.2 million square-foot office park in Frisco, Texas. Once complete, the move will relocate the company’s headquarters from Emeryville, Calif., to North Texas.

Sally Beauty Holdings Opens 5,000th Location

Denton, Texas — Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc., an international specialty retailer of beauty products, has opened its 5,000th store location in Fort Worth, Texas, at Presidio Towne Crossing. A grand opening event is planned for January 29-30, 2016.

WLS Lighting Completes “Iconic Ring” at Mixed-Use Property in Texas

Fort Worth, Texas — The recently completed “Iconic Ring” was part of a $4 million placemaking development in the mixed-use corridor of West 7th in Fort Worth, Texas. When BuyLEDs, a division of WLS Lighting, was brought in by Vestar’s property manager to be the LED lighting design partner, construction of the ring had just been completed and they were brainstorming the best way to illuminate the structure.

PGA TOUR Superstore Continues Expansion

Atlanta — The new store is the third to open in 6 weeks for the PGA TOUR Superstore, following openings in North Scottsdale, Ariz., in October and Orlando, Fla., in early December.

AtlantaPGA TOUR Superstore has opened a new store in Southlake, Texas. The 45,000-square-foot interactive store is the company’s 22nd retail store and its third in Texas, joining two Plano, Texas, locations.

“Golfers and tennis players of all levels in the Southlake/Fort Worth area in for a real treat,” says Dick Sullivan, PGA TOUR Superstore’s president and CEO. “Our experiential golf destination is like no other in the marketplace. Whether you’re a beginner or a scratch golfer, you can find everything you need under one roof.”

Sullivan continues: “Southlake represents a premier market for our expansion and is the ideal place to build on our established brand and retail presence. We look to double PGA TOUR Superstore’s presence over the next 4 years with up to 40 locations across the U.S. by 2018, adding 1 million square feet of new golf and tennis retail space.”

footwearPGA TOUR Superstore recently opened a store in North Scottsdale, Ariz., and in the first week of December opened a store in Orlando, Fla.

PGA TOUR Superstore is owned and operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., whose controlling owner and chairman is Arthur M. Blank, retired co-founder of The Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta. PGA TOUR Superstore is operated by Golf & Tennis Pro Shop, Inc., a subsidiary of AMB Group, LLC, headquartered in Roswell, Ga. For more information, visit


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