Bed Bath & Beyond to Close 200 Stores Over Next Two Years Following 49 Percent Decline in Sales Due to Pandemic

UNION, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) plans to close 200 stores over the next two years. The Union-based company made the announcement during its earnings statement for its fiscal first quarter, which runs from March through May. The report shows sales plummeted in the quarter due to the novel coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdowns affecting non-essential retailers. For the three-month period, net sales were approximately $1.3 billion, a 49 percent year-over-year …

Brooks Brothers Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

NEW YORK CITY — Brooks Brothers Group Inc. is the latest retailer to file for bankruptcy protection, according to The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets. The two-century-old men’s apparel company is based in New York City. The Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in Delaware will enable the company to seek a buyer and restructure its debts. Brooks Brothers is set to close 51 of its 250 North American stores, according to media

Cinram Sells 1 MSF Manufacturing, Distribution Facility in Olyphant, Pennsylvania

OLYPHANT, PA. — Cinram, a Canadian producer of Blu-Ray and DVD discs, has sold its 1 million-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility in Olyphant, a city in northeastern Pennsylvania. Cinram will lease the space back from the new, undisclosed owner. The single-tenant property is situated on 103 acres at 1400 E. Lackawanna Ave. The property was developed in 1980 and features 12- to 30-foot clear heights and 39 dock-high doors, according to LoopNet Inc. Cinram sold the facility as …

CIM Group Tops Out 235,000 SF Office Building in Boston’s South End

BOSTON — Los Angeles-based CIM Group, in partnership with local developer Nordblom Co., has topped out 321 Harrison, a 235,000-square-foot office building located in Boston’s South End neighborhood. The eight-story building is being constructed above a three-story parking garage that also serves the development team’s neighboring 11-story building at 1000 Washington St. The two office buildings will share amenities such as a fitness center, café, bike storage space and lounge areas. …

Callahan Construction Completes 220-Unit The Cove Apartments in Hingham, Massachusetts

HINGHAM, MASS. — General contractor Callahan Construction Managers has completed The Cove, a 220-unit apartment project in Hingham, a southern suburb of Boston. Units feature kitchen islands with breakfast bars, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances and tile backsplashes, as well as balconies and gas fireplaces in select units. Communal amenities include a media lounge, a clubroom with beer and wine taps, rooftop lounge with a bar and fireplace, fitness center with a yoga studio, two …

Target Signs 89,781 SF Retail Lease in Port Chester, New York

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — Target has signed an 89,781-square-foot retail lease to occupy a two-story space at Gateway Port Chester, a 494,000-square-foot, open-air retail center located near the New York-Connecticut border. An opening date has not yet been determined. Jessica Curtis of CBRE represented the landlord, a partnership between M&J Wilkow and MetLife Investment Management, in the lease negotiations. Jeff Howard of Ripco represented Target. Other tenants at the center include …

Scout Capital Nears Completion of 332,000 SF Cold Storage Facility in Southern New Jersey

EAST GREENWICH, N.J. — Miami-based Scout Capital Partners is nearing completion of Scout Cold Logistics Center, a 332,000-square-foot cold storage facility in East Greenwich, located 18 miles outside Philadelphia in Southern New Jersey. The facility features 80 loading docks and 36-foot clear heights and is expected to be complete by the end of summer. A logistics company that specializes in transport of perishable foods has leased 97,000 square feet at the property. The remaining floor plans …

MassHousing Provides $45M in Financing for Renovation of Affordable Housing Property in Boston

BOSTON — MassHousing, the independent public agency that funds affordable housing projects in Massachusetts, has provided $45 million in financing for the renovation and preservation of the 198-unit Daniel F. Burns Apartments in Boston. The borrower, an affiliate of Cambridge Housing Authority, will use the proceeds to modernize building systems, repair roofs, replace kitchens and bathrooms and renovate both indoor and outdoor common areas. The property is located at 30-50 Churchill Ave. in …

JMF Properties Begins Leasing Phase II of 212-Unit Apartment Community in Plainfield, New Jersey

PLAINFIELD, N.J. — JMF Properties has begun leasing the second and final phase of Quin Sleepy Hollow, a 212-unit apartment community in the Northern New Jersey city of Plainfield. The transit-served property features one- and two-bedroom units with floor-to-ceiling windows, quartz countertops and individual washers and dryers. Amenities include a resident lounge with billiards, a library, theater room, business center, dog park and a fitness center with a yoga studio. Move-ins are expected to …

Major Kitchen Cabinet Signs 75,000 SF Industrial Lease in Elizabeth, New Jersey

ELIZABETH, N.J. — Major Kitchen Cabinet Inc. has signed a 75,000-square-foot industrial lease at 502 York St. in Elizabeth, located just south of Newark. The wholesale cabinet provider will be expanding from a 40,000-square-foot space in Brooklyn when the full-building lease commences later this year. The new space features 22-foot clear heights and six loading docks. Locally based investment firm Elberon Development Group owns the property, having acquired it in 2015 at full

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