Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New England Retail News

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute will open a satellite facility at Patriot Place’s North Marketplace in the spring of 2020. The center will lease 34,000 s/f in a new 150,000 s/f  building that’s being developed by owner the Kraft Group…Legal Sea Foods plans to open Legal Fish Bowl, a new fast-casual concept, in an 850 s/f space at Faneuil Hall’s Quincy Market this spring...Stewart’s Shops Corp. plans to spend up to $50 million in 2018 to rebuild or renovate 15 convenience stores in New York and Vermont, and build 2 new stores in NY. Stewart’s operates more than 335 convenience stores in 31 counties across upstate NY and southern VT…Chick-fil-A got approval to construct a new 5,000 s/f restaurant on Westgate Drive, Brockton, MA. There are 10 Chick-fil-A restaurants in MA; the chain has more than 2,285 Chick-fil-A locations across the country... Macy’s Inc. will open the first MA location of its off-price retail concept Backstage at the Solomon Pond Mall in Marlboro this month, and a second at the Emerald Square Mall in North Attleboro in June. Both will be store-within-a-store models located within existing Macy’s stores. Backstage sells clothing, housewares, home furnishings, and accessories at 20 to 80% off. Macy’s introduced 7 freestanding Backstage stores in New Jersey, New York and Texas in 2015 and 2016, before switching to the store-within-a-store concept. It has 44 store-within-a-store locations in 17 states.

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