Juice It Up! to Open Flagship Location with New Prototype Design

Irvine, Calif. — Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading handcrafted smoothie, açaí bowl and raw juice chains, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020, is opening the brand’s flagship “new store prototype” location this summer in Costa

Moe’s Southwest Grill Opens First Kiosk-Only Restaurant

Pittsburgh — Moe’s Southweast Grill has opened its first ever kiosk-only restaurant. Located in Pittsburgh, the kiosk-only restaurant is owned and operated by Moe’s multi-unit franchisee Mike Geiger, seats 16 and features Moe’s new brand design. The build took approximately

GATES Construction Hires New Controller

Bonita Springs, Fla. — GATES Construction has added Nicole Robinson, CPA, as controller. She will oversee the firm’s accounting staff, including staff and project accountants, and will manage the production and management of all reports and accounting records. As a

Finding A New Normal

— By Matthew Mabie —   While retail & restaurant construction is considered essential business, it’s still a far cry from “business as usual.”   The federal government deemed construction an essential industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hasn’t

HPM Hires Retail Construction Veteran of CR Architecture and Macy’s

Birmingham, Ala. — HPM has hired industry veteran Bruce Quisno as the company’s newest senior program development manager, positioning the fast-growing firm for expansion in new markets while also bolstering its capabilities in planning and design management. In his new

Konover South, LLC Hires Director of Construction

Deerfield Beach, Fla. — Patrick Christie, P.E., has joined Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Konover South, LLC, as director of construction. A Registered Professional Engineer with over 20 years of retail construction experience, Christie previously served as director of project management at

Remodel Budgeting

— By Blake Callahan — Essential steps to plan for success.   There are many phases of a remodel project depending on the size of the project: planning, budgeting, demolition, construction/build-back and cleanup. There’s also a great deal of questions

Williams Company Promotes 3 to Chairman, CEO and President

Orlando, Fla. — Orlando, Fla.-based Williams Company, one of the Southeast’s largest and most respected construction companies, has promoted Bob Lipscomb, a 33-year company veteran, from CEO to chairman. He joined Williams Company as a project manager in 1988 and

Target Adjusts 2020 Remodel & New Store Opening Schedule

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has made business adjustments to its remodel and new store opening schedule in response to the impact from novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As the COVID-19 crisis has evolved, the company has been experiencing unusually strong traffic and

Custom Scents

— By Alex Tostado —   Yankee Candle debuts its new store concept, “World Home Fragrance,” to create a personalized fragrance experience.   In summer 2019, The Yankee Candle Co. Inc. and FRCH Nelson sat down to discuss how to

Golden Corral Unveils Newly Remodeled Restaurant

Richmond, Ind. — The Golden Corral in Richmond, Ind., recently underwent a comprehensive remodel and reopened with an all-new look and feel on February 27. Located at 3625 East Main St., the restaurant now features Golden Corral’s new prototype design

IMPACT Strategies Renovates Crossroads Centre with All-New Façade

Fairview Heights, Ill. — IMPACT Strategies recently gave a popular Fairview Heights, Ill., shopping center an all new exterior façade. Crossroads Centre is home to Dollar Tree, Big Lots, T.J. Maxx, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Plato’s Closet, Ruler Foods and

Copperfield’s Books Returns to Downtown Napa

Napa, Calif. — Beloved bookseller Copperfield’s Books is returning to downtown Napa — directly across the street from where it first opened 30 years ago. Scheduled to open this summer, the new 3,665-square-foot space will be part of the First

FRONTIER Building Completes KFC Renovation After Fire

Miami — FRONTIER Building has completed the post-fire renovation of Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kimball, Tenn., which will restore more than 20 jobs in the community. In June 2019, the fast-casual establishment was destroyed by an overnight fire and was

Mountain Mike’s Pizza Expands in Orange County with New Prototype

Newport Beach, Calif. — Mountain Mike’s Pizza, a leading Southern California-based family-style pizza chain, will open two new restaurants featuring the brand’s updated prototype and refreshed guest experience this spring in Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley, Calif. The decision to

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes Opens New Restaurant Prototype

Hoover, Ala. — MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes, a fast-casual, “better burger” franchise brand, has opened the brand’s first restaurant with its new remodel design. The restaurant, which opened on Feb. 10, 2020 in Hoover, Ala., marks the third MOOYAH

Northwood Retail to Reposition Retail Center Near Dallas

Addison, Texas — Northwood Retail will reposition Prestonwood Place, a 133,000-square-foot retail center located at the corner of Beltline and Montfort streets in Addison, a northern suburb of Dallas. The redevelopment is expected to be complete in early 2021. The

Sevan Refreshes 14,000th Restaurant

Downers Grove, Ill. — Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc., a global leader in innovative design, program management, construction services and data analytics, recently finished refreshing its 14,000th restaurant. The 14,000th restaurant is the McDonald’s in Big Bear, Calif. Sevan’s 14,000 restaurant

Architetra to Design Ventnor Square Theater’s New Restaurant

Philadelphia — Architetra p.c., an architectural firm based in Paoli, Pa., has unveiled its design concept for Ventnor Burger Bar, a new restaurant and bar that shares a roof with the fully-gutted and renovated Ventnor Square Theater in Ventnor, N.J.

IKEA Buys London Mall to Launch First Small-Format UK Store

London — IKEA has purchased a West London shopping center, Kings Mall Shopping Centre in Hammersmith, where it will also debut its first UK small format store in spring 2021. The £170 million acquisition is part of IKEA’s strategy to

Dog Haus Debuts New Prototype with First Wyoming Location

Cheyenne, Wyo. — Dog Haus, the craft-casual concept known for its gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and one-of-a-kind creations, will open its first Wyoming location in Cheyenne in early 2020. With this new location, Dog Haus is also introducing its

PUMA Opens First North American Flagship

— By Katie Lee — With an 18,000-square-foot physical store now open in Manhattan, PUMA has created an exciting new retail experience fusing sports, fashion and technology.   In August 2019, PUMA burst on the U.S. retail scene in a