Dollar General to Open 1,000 New Popshelf Stores by End of 2025

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General has unveiled plans to open approximately 1,000 new Popshelf stores by the end of fiscal year 2025, including roughly 100 stores in fiscal year 2022. Each Popshelf store spans approximately 9,000 square feet and offers…

Post-COVID Design

— By Steven Duffy — Retail formats — grocery formats especially — must adapt quickly.   The future of retail changed forever as the pandemic exposed the inadequacies of e-grocery. Consumers seek convenience at a fair price, and they want…

Vintage Design

— By Todd S. Kentzel, R.A. — New speakeasy beats pandemic-era odds to become a summer of ‘21 restaurant success story.   Architetra p.c. , an architectural firm based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, has announced  a collaboration, more than 2 years…

Sprouts Farmers Market to Open New Format Store Dec. 1

Phoenix — Sprouts Farmers Market will open a new store in Smyrna, Ga., on Dec. 1. The location will be its first Georgia Sprouts to feature the specialty market’s updated design and layout. Sprouts’ latest store design makes it easier…

Cuhaci Peterson Unveils New Name and Rebranding

Maitland, Fla. — Cuhaci & Peterson, a nationally recognized firm of architects, engineers and designers, has launched the company’s complete rebranding to Cuhaci Peterson. The rebrand includes a new company name, logo, tagline and upcoming redesigned website. With the initiative,…

Food Lion Completes $127 Million Remodel of 87 Stores

Salisbury, N.C. — Food Lion has remodeled 87 stores across Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia for $127 million. Additionally, 73 of these stores have received the Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and…

Cuhaci & Peterson Plans New Phoenix Office

Maitland, Fla. — Cuhaci & Peterson is planning an expansion in the Southwest with the opening of a new office in downtown Phoenix in the Luhrs Tower, which provides easy access to Valley Metro Rail, walk/bike access and a dedicated…

Captain D’s Continues to Grow with New and Existing Operators

Nashville, Tenn. — Captain D’s, the nation’s leading fast-casual seafood restaurant, has experienced a surge in franchise development throughout 2021, reporting 18 new agreements signed to develop 43 locations in key markets nationwide over the next several years. Half of…

Change In The Air

— Interview with Tana Davila — Upgrades to P.F. Chang’s ambiance, design and decor drive traffic and sales — even during the pandemic.   This month [September 2021], P.F. Chang’s opened a new flagship in Hawaii, following a 6-month renovation…

IMPACT Strategies Adds Market Development Manager

Fairview Heights, Ill. — Cole Loftus joins the team at IMPACT Strategies in the newly created position of market development manager. In his new role, Loftus will continue in IMPACT’s core purpose of developing industry relationships by identifying, qualifying and…

Shipley Do-Nuts Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Houston — Shipley Do-Nuts, the iconic Houston-born do-nut shop brand, celebrated its 85th anniversary with a groundbreaking on Oct. 28 for its new 60,000-square-foot corporate headquarters at Cullen and Gulf Freeway in Houston. The site is well-known to Houstonians as…

Fresh Thyme Market to Open New Concept Store in St. Louis

Downers Grove, Ill. — Fresh Thyme Market, a full-service specialty retailer with 70 stores in 10 states throughout the Midwest, will open a new concept store on Nov. 10 at City Foundry in St. Louis. The Fresh Thyme Market at…

Reinventing Retail & Restaurants

— By James “Gino” Ginopoulos — As a result of the pandemic, retailers and restaurants are getting a new look.   Even prior to the pandemic, many industries were looking for ways to adapt to changes in their markets to…

Retail Builder McAlpine Contracting Names Director of Construction

New York, N.Y. — McAlpine Contracting, a general contracting and construction management firm active in New York, New Jersey, Vermont and Puerto Rico, has promoted Mark Montalvo to director of construction. Montalvo previously served as senior project manager. The firm…

Caribou Coffee Launches Domestic Franchise Program

Minneapolis — Caribou Coffee®, a national premium coffeehouse and Panera Brands portfolio concept, has launched its domestic franchise program. Since its inception in 1992, Caribou Coffee has grown to more than 718 locations systemwide including 314 company-owned coffeehouses primarily across…

IMPACT Strategies Opens Cincinnati Office, Appoints New Project Director

Fairview Heights, Ill. — IMPACT Strategies, a premier provider of construction management, pre-construction management, general contracting and design-build services, has opened its new Cincinnati, Ohio, office. Additionally, IMPACT has appointed Patrick Mason as project director/market leader in the new office.…

Hudson Transforms Brookstone Experience in North American Airports

East Rutherford, N.J. — Hudson, a Dufry company and travel experience leader with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America, has shared the vision for its next-generation Brookstone airport stores, reflecting Hudson’s…

Westwood Contractors Names New Director of Operations

Fort Worth, Texas — Westwood Contractors has added Michael Roop as director of operations, effective October 4. From its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, Roop will be directly responsible for supervising the company’s project management team and the general field…

Trademark Completes Initial Renovation of Zona Rosa Mixed-Use Center in Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. — Trademark Property Company, mixed-use investor, developer and operator, completed the initial renovations of Zona Rosa, a 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use town center located in Kansas City’s Northland. “By carefully considering each amenity addition and renovation, we’ve reinvigorated the overall…