Tuesday, April 21, 2015

New England Retail News

Smashburger will open its second New England location at University Station in Westwood, MA. Smashburger has over 300 US restaurants...Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana will open in The Mall at Chestnut Hill in the space last occupied by Papa Razzi...Life Time Athletic will open its first sports/fitness/recreation/spa location in the Boston area, Life Time Athletic Westwood at University Station in Westwood, MA with a planned summer 2015 opening. Life Time operates 114 centers under the Life Time Fitness and Life Time Athletic brands in the US and Canada...Bloomingdale’s will open a 150,000 s/f, three-level location in fall 2018 in a new shopping, dining and entertainment center in Norwalk, CT by General Growth Properties. Norwalk will be the 41st Bloomingdale’s location...Italian restaurant Osteria Nino will open in April in the 3rd Ave Burlington (MA) development...Freshii, purveyor of rice bowls, wraps and burritos, is expanding to the Back Bay. The chain, which already has locations on Federal Street and at Channel Center in South Boston, will open this month at 185 Dartmouth St. Freshii has more than 160 locations globally...Boston Marathon Run Base, 2,000 s/f shop operated by Adidas and the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.), in partnership with Marathon Sports, will open in mid-April on Boylston Street in Boston. The store will sell Adidas footwear along with seasonal and official marathon apparel and accessories, and feature exhibits and historic photos from the past 119 years of the competition, including race bibs, medals, trophies and jackets. Adidas currently operates 6 RunBase stores around the globe. Boston is the first US site; several additional locations are in the works...Roche Bros opens this month in the former Filene’s building on Summer Street in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. The 25,000 s/f, two-level store will be the 21st for the grocery chain.

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