Author Archives: Mike Pallerino

Vancouver, Washington greets AC Hotel as first on waterfront

The AC Hotel Vancouver Waterfront, operated by Vesta Hospitality, officially opened at 333 W. Columbia Way. The hotel is the first in the city’s waterfront scene, adding to the amenities offered to visitors. The Vancouver Wellness Studio will occupy the …

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Four Seasons planned near Jacksonville Jaguars’ stadium

The Jacksonsville Jaguars named its new sports performance center—the first of many major improvements planned for the stadium. WJXT-TV/WCWJ-TV

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CCR with Triad Retail Construction’s Donna Coneley

The VP of Business Development for Triad Retail Construction on her favorite time to get things done, why the “Golf Channel” is the perfect background noise, and why if it’s rock n roll, it has to be the Rolling Stones. …

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Boyds gets permanent presence in Philly suburbs

The popular high-end Philadelphia retailer Boyds will now have a permanent presence in the suburbs with its new store in Wayne at 201 W. Lancaster Ave. opening in September. A temporary store at Suburban Square in Ardmore will close. Montco …

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Walmart’s new store design focuses on clothing, home

Walmart is adding several national brands and debuting a new store design in an effort to sell more higher-margin items and will expand the redesign to 30 additional locations this year. The store design focuses on boosting home and apparel …

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Las Vegas Main Street attraction plans transformation

Four projects planned by the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas would revamp its Main Street facade with a focus on cocktails, gaming and dining. SR Construction will serve as general contractor for the project, which will include a …

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Boot brand Tecovas kicks up US growth plans

Austin, Texas-based boot brand Tecovas will open as many as 15 new stores in the next year-and-a-half as part of a push to grow nationally and strengthen its position as a leader in the category between mass-market and luxury. Yahoo …

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Simon announces development plans for malls

Simon Properties has revealed plans to move ahead with several mall development projects, including work on a 400,000-square-foot center in Los Angeles. In addition to other projects, it will also expand the Central Valley, N.Y., center known as Woodbury Common …

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RBI to open 6 new Popeyes restaurants in the UK

US fried-chicken chain Popeyes will open six new restaurants in the UK, where its first location has become the brand’s best-performing restaurant globally since it launched last year. BNN Bloomberg

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KFC’s “Crystal Bucket” store design stands out in N.Y.

KFC turned a former bank building in Painted Post, N.Y., into the “Crystal Bucket,” with curved floor-to-ceiling windows and a cathedral ceiling, reflecting the chain’s increased focus on using unique store designs to build community buzz. Nation’s Restaurant News

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