CBL & Associates Properties Inc. today announced the opening of the redevelopment at CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville (Franklin), Tennessee. Designed to significantly enhance the offerings at the shopping center, the redevelopment of the former Sears location includes adding a mix of new fashion stores and fine dining options as well as a new mall entrance to improve mall circulation.
Long Island City, Manhattan’s neighbor to the East, is undergoing a transformation: a renaissance of sorts with new luxury condo buildings, waterfront parks, and new restaurants. The latest in the area’s culinary expansion is Station LIC Eatery & Bar, a cozy and comfortable neighborhood “joint” located conveniently adjacent to the Vernon-Jackson 7 subway station (and one stop from Grand Central Terminal) serving contemporary American cuisine and a variety of signature cocktails.
Hooters of America LLC has finalized an agreement with leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International. The firm will advise Hooters on real estate needs and provide strategic counsel as the iconic brand expands its contemporary concept store deployment both domestically and internationally.
A new trend in hotel and restaurant management is taking afoot in America and beginning to spread to international hospitality companies, and therefore restaurant operators: Hoteliers are divesting themselves of their properties, seeking to bring in companies that can manage the entire food and beverage package, opening the door for third-party operators.
Globally renowned modern Izakaya Japanese restaurant Zuma has arrived at 261 Madison Avenue in New York City. Lilker Associates Consulting Engineers helped convert half of the first floor and the entire second floor of this Sapir-owned office building into an elegant restaurant that combines New York style and sophistication with Zuma’s world-renowned, signature aesthetic.
Just following its one year anniversary, laV Restaurant & Wine Bar in East Austin, Texas, debuts its outdoor walking gardens and special event space: Jardins de laV. Situated directly to the east of the restaurant just steps from the outdoor patio, the large outdoor area features several large box garden plots that provide produce and herbs for many of the restaurants’ seasonal dishes.
Early next month, World of Beer will open its first location in New York City, a 5,000-square-foot space in Chelsea, six blocks from Madison Square Garden.The demographics of make Manhattan, as well as New Yorkers' love of craft beer, make it a favorable market for World of Beer, says Paul Avery, CEO of the 71-unit brand.
Southern Concepts Restaurant Group opened its third full-service Southern Hospitality restaurant in the Colorado market in Lone Tree.This new location marks the first of three anticipated unit openings planned for 2015.
After opening in Roppongi, Tokyo Sept. 2014, BLT Steak Ginza opened on the 8th floor of the Royal Crystal Ginza in Tokyo, Japan.BLT Steak and ESquared Hospitality have grown from one New York restaurant in 2004 to a multi-concept brand with more than 20 restaurants worldwide.
SiteZeus, a business centered on site selection technology for emerging and established brands, announced it has secured $2.2 million in funding from Chris Sullivan, Bloomin’ Brands partner and co-founder of Outback Steakhouse, as well as Baldwin Beach Capital.
The casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube announced it signed a franchise development agreement with Cedar Fair to develop a new restaurant at Cedar Point amusement park and resort in Sandusky, Ohio.
Eating at a U.S. airport used to mean one of two choices: fast food or full-service chain. However, the same trends impacting the broader restaurant marketplace have made their way past airport security into food courts and terminals across the country.
SJP Properties, one of the New York metropolitan area’s most active development companies, announced it has signed a lease with Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group to open Del Frisco’s Grille, an upscale modern American bar and grill, in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The Melting Pot is accelerating its expansion effort in Hartford, Connecticut by offering a significant discount on its initial franchise fee.In honor of its 40th anniversary, The Melting Pot will offer new franchisees who sign a franchise agreement to develop one or more restaurants a 40 percent off the initial franchise fee for their first restaurant, which is a savings of $18,000.