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April 4, 2014

Specialty retailer Brookstone Holdings Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with a plan to sell itself to Spencer Spirit Holdings, owner of the Spencer’s retail chain, for about $147 million.

Merrimack, N.H. -- Specialty retailer Brookstone Holdings Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with a plan to sell itself to Spencer Spirit Holdings, owner of the Spencer’s retail chain, for about $147 million. The purchase price comprises $120 million in cash, $7.5 million in new notes and about $18.5 million of assumed liabilities.

Under the agreement with Spencer Spirit, Brookstone would continue to operate its stores in malls and airports, along with its catalog, website and wholesale business, under the Brookstone brand.

December 20, 2013

DDR Corp. has announced he lease-up and construction of Seabrook Commons, a 380,000-sq.-ft. power center slated to open in the summer of 2014 in Seabrook, N.H.

Beachwood, Ohio — DDR Corp. has announced he lease-up and construction of Seabrook Commons, a 380,000-sq.-ft. power center slated to open in the summer of 2014 in Seabrook, N.H.

Anchored by Wal-Mart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, PetSmart, Michaels, Ulta, Five Below and Panera, the center will open 95% leased.

The trade area has a population of 251,000 people and an average household income of approximately $90,000.

December 3, 2013

MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, has expanded to its 28th state with the opening of clinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in New Hampshire.

Woonsocket, R.I. -- MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, has expanded to its 28th state with the opening of clinic locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in New Hampshire. Clinics are now open in Concord and West Lebanon.  

November 4, 2013

Building #19, a closeout retailer with 10 stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is reportedly planning a giant closeout sale of its own.

Hingham, Mass. – Building #19, a closeout retailer with 10 stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, is reportedly planning a giant closeout sale of its own. According to the Boston Business Journal, Building #19 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Nov. 1 and requested permission to obtain the services of liquidation sale specialist Gordon Brothers.

October 22, 2013

Action Services Group has signed a service agreement with Dollar General Corporation to provide its lighting, sign and electrical maintenance services to an additional 534 Dollar General store locations across Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Vermont.

Acton, Pa. – Action Services Group has signed a service agreement with Dollar General Corporation to provide its lighting, sign and electrical maintenance services to an additional 534 Dollar General store locations across Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Vermont.

October 22, 2013

Action Services Group has signed a service agreement with Dollar General Corporation to provide its lighting, sign and electrical maintenance services to an additional 534 Dollar General store locations across Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Vermont.

Acton, Pa. – Action Services Group has signed a service agreement with Dollar General Corporation to provide its lighting, sign and electrical maintenance services to an additional 534 Dollar General store locations across Connecticut, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Vermont.

September 27, 2013

Kohl’s Department Stores announced it is opening three stores on Friday, with locations in Hyannis, Mass., Keene, N.H., and Michigan City, Ind.

Menomonee Falls, Wis. – Kohl’s Department Stores announced it is opening three stores on Friday, with locations in Hyannis, Mass., Keene, N.H., and Michigan City, Ind. The company also said it is remodeling 30 locations this fall.

September 20, 2013

Kohl’s Department Store has signed a long-term renewal at The Crossings in Newington, N.H., according to KeyPoint Partners, the firm that manages and leases the center.

Burlington, Mass. — Kohl’s Department Store has signed a long-term renewal at The Crossings in Newington, N.H., according to KeyPoint Partners, the firm that manages and leases the center.

KeyPoint also recently signed Ulta Beauty and Trader Joe’s as new tenants.

August 7, 2013

Grocer Stop & Shop said it will close its six Stop & Shop banners and three gas stations in New Hampshire by Sept. 21, marking the chain’s exit from the state.

Quincy, Mass. -- Grocer Stop & Shop said it will close its six Stop & Shop banners and three gas stations in New Hampshire by Sept. 21, marking the chain’s exit from the state.

August 7, 2013

Grocer Stop & Shop said it will close its six Stop & Shop banners and three gas stations in New Hampshire by Sept. 21, marking the chain’s exit from the state.

Quincy, Mass. -- Grocer Stop & Shop said it will close its six Stop & Shop banners and three gas stations in New Hampshire by Sept. 21, marking the chain’s exit from the state.

July 30, 2013

Shaw’s plans to close six of its 34 stores in New Hampshire by Sept. 2, the Associated Press said.

West Bridgewater, Mass. -- Shaw’s plans to close six of its 34 stores in New Hampshire by Sept. 2, the Associated Press said.

July 30, 2013

Shaw’s plans to close six of its 34 stores in New Hampshire by Sept. 2, the Associated Press said.

West Bridgewater, Mass. -- Shaw’s plans to close six of its 34 stores in New Hampshire by Sept. 2, the Associated Press said.

March 7, 2013

Boston-based The Wilder Cos. announced that PetSmart will grand-open its new store on March 9 at Wilder’s Rochester Crossing, N.H., shopping center.

Boston -- Boston-based The Wilder Cos. announced Wednesday that PetSmart will grand-open its new store on March 9 at Wilder’s Rochester Crossing, N.H., shopping center.

The opening of the 12,000-sq.-ft. store will bring the shopping center to 100% occupancy.

Rochester Crossing, at 304,500 sq. ft., also feature Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, GameStop, Tropical Smoothie and Buffalo Wild Wings.

 

October 12, 2012

Grossman Development Group (GDG), a boutique real estate development firm led by Howard Grossman, announced that it has begun site work for the 330,000-sq.-ft. Granite Ridge Marketplace, a 57-acre shopping center development located in Rochester, N.H.

Boston -- Grossman Development Group (GDG), a boutique real estate development firm led by Howard Grossman, announced that it has begun site work for the 330,000-sq.-ft. Granite Ridge Marketplace, a 57-acre shopping center development located in Rochester, N.H.

The development, which boasts a trade area of 198,000 people, will feature a mix of anchor retail, junior anchor retail, small stores, restaurants and entertainment. It is located on Route 11, the gateway to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and close to the Maine border.

 

October 1, 2012

Boston-based The Wilder Cos. said that Buffalo Wild Wings opened on Sept. 30 at Rochester Crossing, in Rochester, N.H., and will be joined by a 12,157-sq.-ft. PetSmart store in spring 2013.

Rochester, N.H. -- Boston-based The Wilder Cos. said that Buffalo Wild Wings opened on Sept. 30 at Rochester Crossing, in Rochester, N.H., and will be joined by a 12,157-sq.-ft. PetSmart store in spring 2013.

Wilder Cos. is the owner and manager of the 304,500-sq.-ft. Rochester Crossing, which features Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft, Famous Footwear, GameStop and Tropical Smoothie.

 

September 24, 2012

Portsmouth, N.H. -- Boston-based The Wilder Cos. said that Guitar Center will open a 7,358-sq.-ft. store at Durgin Square in Portsmouth, N.H. The new store will host a grand opening on Sept. 27.

Durgin Square is tenanted by TJ Maxx, HomeGoods and Shaw’s.

Wilder Cos. is the management company for the shopping center.

 

September 10, 2012

Clothing retailer Big Dogs has opened a new prototype for future expansion.

Manchester, N.H. -- Clothing retailer Big Dogs has opened a new prototype for future expansion. The new format has opened in three 2,400-sq.-ft. stores, in outlet shopping centers in Alabama, Missouri, and Nevada.

September 4, 2012

Eastern Mountain Sports said it has launched its first customer rewards program; effective Sept. 1, the outdoor retailer debuted the EMS Rewards which allows customers to earn points on purchases.

Peterborough, N.H. -- Eastern Mountain Sports said Tuesday it has launched its first customer rewards program; effective Sept. 1, the outdoor retailer debuted the EMS Rewards which allows customers to earn points on purchases.

May 14, 2012

Simon Property Group announced that Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open a total of seven new stores in the next two years in its Premium Outlets division, including new centers and existing centers.

Indianapolis -- Simon Property Group announced that Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th will open a total of seven new stores in the next two years in its Premium Outlets division, including new centers and existing centers.

April 20, 2012

Five Shaw’s Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, have reached a major environmental milestone in the company’s “zero waste” program by diverting over 90% of all store waste from local landfills.

West Bridgewater, Mass. -- Five Shaw’s Supermarkets in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, have reached a major environmental milestone in the company’s “zero waste” program by diverting over 90% of all store waste from local landfills.

The environmental impact of the five stores has been significant:

April 19, 2012

The Wilder Cos. announced the addition of Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts at two of its New Hampshire shopping centers.

Boston -- The Wilder Cos. announced the addition of Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts at two of its New Hampshire shopping centers.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts recently opened at Belknap Mall, the only enclosed shopping mall north of Concord. The new store joins Peebles Department Store, Shaw’s, Maurices, Lakes Region Jewelers, CVS and Dunkin Donuts at the 218,500-sq.-ft. mall.

April 19, 2012

The Wilder Cos. announced the addition of Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts at two of its New Hampshire shopping centers.

Boston -- The Wilder Cos. announced the addition of Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts at two of its New Hampshire shopping centers.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts recently opened at Belknap Mall, the only enclosed shopping mall north of Concord. The new store joins Peebles Department Store, Shaw’s, Maurices, Lakes Region Jewelers, CVS and Dunkin Donuts at the 218,500-sq.-ft. mall.

April 4, 2012

Eastern Mountain Sports announced plans to open three stores during the next three months.

Peterborough, N.H. -- Eastern Mountain Sports announced plans to open three stores during the next three months.

The company is moving an existing location at the Plaza at Buckland Hills in Manchester, Conn., approximately 12 storefronts down into a new, 18,831-sq.-ft. site. It also is opening a 20,442-sq.-ft. store in South Portland, Maine, and a 13,013-sq.-ft, location in North Brunswick, N.J.

November 18, 2011

Every year, in December, Chain Store Age examines the northeastern region — New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island — and, in 2011, there appears to be some positive momentum.

Retail real estate executives will tell you that we’re not completely out of the woods yet, but the industry is certainly inching in the right direction.

November 18, 2011

Every year, in December, Chain Store Age examines the northeastern region — New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island — and, in 2011, there appears to be some positive momentum.

Retail real estate executives will tell you that we’re not completely out of the woods yet, but the industry is certainly inching in the right direction.