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April 4, 2014

All lawsuits relating to the 2013 data breach at Target Corp. will be consolidated before a single court in Minnesota.

Minneapolis – All lawsuits relating to the 2013 data breach at Target Corp. will be consolidated before a single court in Minnesota. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has assigned all data breach suits to be heard by U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson in Minnesota.

February 26, 2014

SRS Real Estate Partners has hired Michael Straus as an associate in the Chicago office.

Dallas — SRS Real Estate Partners has hired Michael Straus as an associate in the Chicago office. Straus will focus on tenant and landlord representation as well as new business development.

He brings more than 15 years of managerial and sales experience to SRS. Prior to signing on with SRS, he worked for Student Transportation of America where he oversaw all aspects of operations and managed more than 1,100 employees across the Midwest. He managed sales and contract negotiations, lease renewals, development and acquisitions.

 

February 18, 2014

Richard N. Cabela, co-founder and chairman emeritus of the $3.6 billion, outdoor outfitters chain, Cabela’s Inc., died Monday at his home in Sidney, Neb.

Sidney, Neb. -- Richard N. Cabela, co-founder and chairman emeritus of the $3.6 billion, outdoor outfitters chain, Cabela’s Inc., died Monday at his home in Sidney, Neb. No cause was given. He was 77.  

Cabela served as chairman of the board until June 2013, when he transitioned to chairman emeritus and his brother, Jim Cabela, became chairman.

February 7, 2014

Jones Lang LaSalle has appointed Byron Howard as VP in the firm’s Dallas office.

Dallas — Jones Lang LaSalle has appointed Byron Howard as VP in the firm’s Dallas office. He will work under the direction of Dallas Retail Brokerage Lead Clay Smith, who joined JLL in early 2013 when the firm expanded its retail brokerage platform in Texas.

According to JLL, employment gains in Dallas doubled the national average last year, while the housing marked is improving rapidly. That has produced an increased demand for retail space.

January 9, 2014

Franklin Flea’s successful holiday season earned the once-a-week indoor flea market a return booking for April.

Philadelphia — Franklin Flea’s successful holiday season earned the once-a-week indoor flea market a return booking for April.

Starting back in November, Franklin Flea brought local artisans and vendors together in Center City Philadelphia to showcase handmade, repurposed and antique items as well as an assortment of artisan foods.

January 7, 2014

On Nov. 4, 2013, a man with a rifle walked into a mall just before closing time and fired several shots into the air. The gunfire terrified shoppers at the Garden State Plaza in Paramus, N.J., and sparked a massive police response, followed by a tense six hours as cops searched for the gunman and evacuated panicked employees and customers. The gunman eventually shot himself in the head in a secluded part of the 2.1 million-sq.-ft. mall.

January 6, 2014

Marc Gobé, an award-winning store designer and marketing and branding expert, passed away Friday in New York, of a brain tumor.