Saks Fifth Avenue Debuts New Main Floor of Manhattan Flagship Store

New York City — On February 5, 2019, Saks Fifth Avenue opened one of the largest luxury handbag destinations in New York City, furthering the $250 million ‘grand renovation’ of its Fifth Avenue flagship. The 53,000-square-foot main floor of the New York Flagship triples the handbag department selling space which includes more than 50 brands —14 of which are new to the store.

Englewood Construction Launches Multiple Restaurant Projects

Chicago — Englewood Construction has begun work on six restaurant projects, including three new Wings Over restaurants in Athens, Ga., Clemson, S.C., and College Park, Md.; a new Outback Steakhouse in Gurnee, Ill.; the renovation of an existing Ruth's Chris in San Diego; and the construction of the base building and utility infrastructure for a planned CoreLife Eatery in a Springfield, Ill., retail center owned by Seritage Growth Properties.

Lush Cosmetics To Open in Renovated Landmark Hotel in NYC

New York City — RKF, a leading independent real estate firm specializing in retail leasing, investment sales and consulting services, has arranged a 2,600-square-foot lease with Lush Cosmetics at Hotel Belleclaire, situated at 2175 Broadway on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Planet Hollywood's Transformed Orlando Flagship Reopens

Orlando, Fla. — Planet Hollywood, America's preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, reopened its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood Observatory, on January 30, 2017. The restaurant overlooks the heart of Disney Springs, the dining, retail and entertainment district located at Walt Disney World Resort.

Building Success: Saks

By Jerry Tucci, Sr and Ravindra S. Kamat, AIA

Next-generation Saks Fifth Avenue store in Boston unveils a new, cutting-edge design — and overcomes numerous construction challenges.

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