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

Logan’s Roadhouse Unveils New Restaurant Design

Houston — Logan’s Roadhouse is celebrating the grand reopening of its redesigned Houston restaurant on September 23, 2021. Earlier this year, SPB Hospitality, Logan’s parent company, relocated its headquarters to Houston, and now The Real American Roadhouse is unveiling its

Another Broken Egg Cafe Sales Rise 20% From Pre-Pandemic Levels

Orlando, Fla. — Another Broken Egg Cafe, a full-service breakfast, brunch and lunch franchise, has seen its focus on seasonality, service and guest experience both on- and off-premise pay off this year. Same-store sales are up nearly 20% from pre-pandemic

Weitzman to Redevelop Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center in Dallas

Dallas — Weitzman will redevelop Meadow Central Market, a 108,778-square-foot shopping center located at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Meadow Road in Dallas. A 29,121-square-foot Tom Thumb store anchors the center, which originally opened in the 1970s. The

P.F. Chang’s Launches Flagship Location in Hawaii

Scottsdale, Ariz. — P.F. Chang’s has opened its Royal Hawaiian location as an upgraded flagship restaurant. The Honolulu dining destination was the focus of significant investment recently completing a 6-month renovation, resulting in significant upgrades to design, décor and ambiance

Dog Haus Transforms Guest Experience with Evolution of Prototype

Pasadena, Calif. — Dog Haus has selected Dallas-based Harrison to bring its new prototype to life. Harrison is applying its award-winning strategic branding, interior design and architectural expertise to create building plans and schematic designs that cover every detail of

Tory Burch Unveils New Store Concept in SoHo

New York City — The opening of 151 Mercer Street, in New York City’s iconic SoHo neighborhood, marks Tory Burch’s return to a downtown location. Tory Burch moved to SoHo right after college and, in 2004, opened her first boutique

BoConcept Opens its 300th International Store in Massachusetts

New York City — BoConcept, a global leader of the furniture franchise industry, celebrated the opening of its 300th store in July with a new location in Boston-Dedham, Mass. “We’re very proud to open our 300th store with our franchise

Dunkin’ Continues to Target Non-Traditional Development in 2021

Boston — Dunkin’ unveiled its most recent non-traditional openings and growth plans for the year. Thus far in 2021, the coffee company has expanded across Las Vegas at the Convention Center, LINQ Hotel and Arizona Charlie’s Boulder Casino, as well

DHL Opens Mobile Pop-Up Store at its U.S. Headquarters in South Florida

Plantation, Fla. — DHL Express, the world’s leading provider of international express shipping services, has expanded its network of U.S. retail locations by opening a new mobile pop-up store in Plantation, Fla. Based at DHL’s U.S. headquarters, the 2,200-cubic-feet mobile

Sanitize & Design

— By Andrea Lisbona — Best practices for long term PPE implementation in retail design.   Prior to the pandemic, it would have been rare to consider PPE like hand sanitizer, plexiglass barriers and masks as critical elements in enhancing

Plan & Protect

— By Inna Tuler — How to navigate the maze of retail construction in today’s post-COVID environment.   The popularity of online shopping has recently seen a marked expansion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But in spite of growing e-commerce