The Southern-inspired, fast-casual chicken salad restaurant brand will open its first-ever location in Indiana, in the Louisville suburb of Jeffersonville. With a grand opening set for June 16, the new restaurant highlights Chicken Salad Chick’s accelerating development efforts across the Midwestern region, including Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana.
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According to a story by CSA sister publication Retail Leader, Lidl is building a network of large distribution centers along the Eastern seaboard that will be capable of serving 1,500 or more stores when fully operational.
The grocer recently opened its third center, in Perryville, Md., midway between Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. A fourth warehouse, the company’s largest to date at 925,000-sq.-ft., will be located in southeast Atlanta.
Anyone of these facilities would be able to handle between 300 and 400 stores depending on sales volumes and replenishment frequency, based on the experience of other food retailers
Nestlé-owned chocolate brand KitKat has opened a highly experiential retail concept at Toronto’s Yorkdale Shopping Centre.
KITKAT CHOCOLATORY is an immersive experience that’s packed with imagination, creativity, and full of surprises. It’s the first permanent location of its kind for the brand in North America and represents a brilliant example of a brand engaging with consumers in an effort to create loyalty and gain market share.
The 1,200 square foot Chocolatory guides visitors along a personalization process where KitKat bars are custom-designed using a wide variety of ingredients. With more than 2,000 flavor combinations, customers may be compelled to return to try out different options.
Unique Store Fixtures is the millwork company that has worked on the project.
Established in 1983, Unique Store Fixtures is North America’s leading millwork services company for store displays and retail environments.
The world’s first Vuitton cafe and restaurant is located on the top floor of the brand’s new four-level store in Osaka, Japan. There’s also a bar and a large terrace, with a menu from famed Japanese chef Yosuke Suga. The restaurant and cafe opened for business on February 15. READ MORE HERE
Showfields, the retail chain that bridges the gap between brick-and-mortar stores and online vendors, is opening its second U.S. location on Lincoln Road in May.
The two-story, 14,300-square-foot venue, located at 530 Lincoln Road, will feature a curated selection of 40 to 50 pop-up shops, name-brand spaces and art installations. The venue will also include an indoor/outdoor restaurant, a speakeasy bar, a theater for live performances, tattoo parlors, and body piercing stations.
Gucci is set to open a restaurant on the top floor of its flagship store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
The restaurant, Gucci Osteria, is the latest high fashion branded restaurant to open in the past few years, though it’s not Gucci’s first foray into the culinary sphere. The original Gucci Osteria is located on the famous Piazza della Signoria in the historic 14th-century Palazzo della Mercanzia in Florence, Italy
Michilli Inc is the General Contractor who has worked with the brand on the project.
Today we talk about ALAIN HIRSCH CONSTRUCTION CORP. and we sit down with the Operations Manager, Ariana Marsiglia to learn more about the Company.
Industry: Retail, Food & Beverage, Office
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Completed projects: +2,000
Tell us about your company. What kind of product or service do you provide?
We are a general construction company with an emphasis on high end/luxury retail construction. However, we are branching out into more into the food and beverage industry as well as offices and other commercial build-outs.
How many employees does your company currently have? Where is your office located?
We have approximately 25-30 employees at any given time and have 1 corporate office in Long Beach, California. With that said, we work in Texas, Nevada, Utah, California and are working on our licensing in Arizona.
What inspired the business and where is your company today?
Our business started with Mr. Alain Hirsch working in construction and creating a relationship with Macy’s. After years of doing work for not only them but several other companies including Conroy’s Flowers we branched out into other luxury lines such as several boutiques for LVMH, Richmond, and Inditex.
In which geographic area did you complete the majority of your projects?
We mainly work in the Los Angeles/Beverly Hills areas but have an extensive list of completed work in San Francisco and Las Vegas as well.
Is your company specialized in completing projects in a specific industry, e.g. Food & Beverage?
Yes, high end/luxury retail shops.
Tell us about one specific project you worked on and which challenges you solved?
Oh boy, probably the most interesting to me was the Zara projects I worked on. They were anywhere between 12,000 – 35,000sf a store and because of its challenges arose nearly on a daily basis. The most strategic challenges were the schedule and staggering work so everything flowed like a well-oiled machine. To see framers on lifts in the kid’s department, tilers on the floor in the women’s department and carpenters assembling furniture in the men’s department was awe-inspiring. We built over 10 shops for them and seeing the sequencing of men working to meet the end date never got old.
Which milestones are you planning to achieve in the next 12 months?
Within the year we plan to bring in more new clients in both the retail and restaurant industries. We are a company that has upward momentum to grow rapidly and are prepared to make investments in our personnel to do just that.
What do you like most about 4URSPACE?
We shall see, so far I like that projects are interlinked between contractor, client, and architect. It’s a great way to see the full circle. Hopefully we can find some great new vendors soon as well.
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Louis Vuitton has announced that it’s opening the brand’s first-ever cafe and restaurant next month at its Osaka flagship store.
Le Café V will be located on the top floor of Vuitton’s new four-level Osaka Maison and will include a menu designed by acclaimed Japanese chef Yosuke Suga.
Michael Burke, chairman, and chief executive officer of Vuitton, confirmed the development and hinted that more restaurants and even hotels could be in the pipeline for the brand.
Starbucks unveiled the new Reserve Roastery Chicago, which opened its doors to the public on Friday, November 15. Located on North Michigan Avenue and Erie Street on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the opening of Chicago Reserve Roastery marks Starbucks sixth global Roastery and third location in the U.S.
Starbuckslargest-ever immersive coffee experience –across five floors and 35,000 square feet of retail space –celebrates the company’s heritage and is a tribute to the roasting and the craft of coffee. Visitors will be able to see, hear and learn about coffee’s extraordinary journey through intentional and unparalleled design while enjoying a menu featuring unique beverages exclusive to this location. The Chicago Roastery joins locations in Seattle, Shanghai, Milan, New York, and Tokyo.
Starbucks has a rich history with the Windy City, dating back to 1987 when the company opened its first store outside of the Pacific Northwest and had a total of 11 retail stores and served as the foundation for the company’s national growth strategy. Nearly32 years later, there are 796 company-operated stores in the region where Starbucks employs more than 18,100 partners (employees). The Roastery employs nearly 200 people, including roasters, baristas, commessas, bakers, and mixologists.
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery Chicago is a working coffee roastery where Starbucks Roasterswill be small-batch roasting Starbucks rarest single-origin coffees and blends called Starbucks Reserve. The coffee roasted in Chicago will be served exclusively to visitors of the location, available in handcrafted beverages as well as freshly scooped whole bean coffee.
London’s new street food market isn’t popping up where you’d quite expect……….…unless you’re thinking of a Grade I listed, deconsecrated church in Mayfair celebrated as one of the finest examples of 19th-century Greek revival architecture in London, that once counted President Dwight Eisenhower amongst its regulars………in which case, it’s exactly where you’d expect.
St. Mark’s, deconsecrated in 1973, “a building of great historical importance, classified as a grade 1 listing building” to clarify, the same level as Buckingham Palace. Sandwiched snugly and somewhat incongruously between two grand mansions, St. Mark’s was built in the 1820s, became the unofficial ‘American church’ during WWII, fell out of use in the 70s.
Now, after a painstaking £5m restoration, it’s back in its full former glory – to host the sophomore site of Mercato Mayfair.
Mercato Mayfair is a sustainable community market that houses restaurants, delis, cocktail bars, patisseries, and food counters galore. Community is a key focus, and educational programs — including workshops, events and cookery classes — will take place in the vaulted basement. There is also a rooftop terrace and outdoor space, which will be particularly lovely during the summer months.
Lamberti Construction is the General Contractor who has worked on the project.
It’s been an amazing challenging, but at the end we have made it….. transforming this grade 1 listed building into Mercato Mayfair it’s been an amazing achievement for all of us, moreover we are extremely delighted that all effort made by Lamberti Construction and whole team can be seen in such great result…..Go and visit this new vibrant place in the heart of London – Carlo Lamberti – General Manager at Lamberti Construction