Chandler Pavilions adds a new consignment shopTurnstyle Consignment completed a lease to open a new 9,600-square-foot store at Chandler Pavilions, located at 54th Street and Ray Road in Chandler. Paul Serafin and John Palmieri represented the landlord.Long Wong’s opens new North Phoenix locationLong Wong’s Restaurant finalized a deal to add a new location in North Phoenix, at the southwest corner of Cave Creek Road and Bell Road. Stan Sanchez and Justin Rihs represented the landlord in completing the lease of a 2,200-square-foot space.Southern Promenade welcomes new restaurant tenantXavier Reynoso Mexican Food Restaurant signed a lease to relocate to Southern Promenade in Mesa, located at the northwest corner of Southern Avenue and Higley Road. Michael McWilliams represented the landlord in completing the deal for 2,840 square feet.Fast-casual pizza concept joins Mesa GrandeEklectic Pie completed a deal to add one of its fast-casual pizza restaurants to Mesa Grande, located at the northeast corner of Baseline Road and Stapley Drive. Morey Fischel represented the tenant in completing the transaction for a 2,615-square-foot space.Furniture retailer joins The Pavilions at Talking StickFrontgate Outlet Center completed a deal to open its first “bricks-and-mortar” location in Arizona, by leasing a 32,590-square-foot space at The Pavilions at Talking Stick. The store will be just one of only four physical locations in the country. Paul Serafin and Matt Morrell represented the landlord in completing the deal.Vapor smoke shop opens first locationStellar Vapor Company finalized a deal to open its first location in Queen Creek, at the northwest corner of Hunt Highway and Copper Mine Road. Stan Sanchez and Paul Serafin represented the landlord in completing the lease for a 1,500-square-foot-space.Filiberto’s leases building in FlagstaffFiliberto’s Mexican Food leased a 2,573-square-foot fast food building along historic Route 66 in Flagstaff, near the corner of Route 66 and Lockett Road. Steve Bonnell and Morey Fischel represented the owner in completing the deal.Verde Valley Plaza adds craft storeMorning Star Crafts & Collectibles completed a lease to join Verde Valley Plaza in Cottonwood, Arizona. The tenant leased 1,590 square feet at the center located at the intersection of Highway 89A and Highway 260. Dale Harsh and Stan Sanchez represented the landlord in finalizing the deal.New restaurant joins the Shops at Gainey RanchInde Fusion restaurant completed a deal to join the Shops at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale. The tenant took a 5,200-square-foot space at the center located near Doubletree Ranch Road and Gainey Center Drive. Steve Bonnell and John Palmieri represented the landlord in the transaction.Hamstra Square adds an anchor tenant and two new shop tenantsHamstra Square, located at the northeast corner of Pecos Road and McQueen Road in Chandler, added three new tenants, including Kids That Rip Indoor Skatepark. The skatepark will take the 54,375-square-foot anchor space at the center. Matt Morrell and Marty Olejarczyk represented the landlord in that transaction.The center also added The Academy Day School and Homeward Bound Spay Neuter Hospital. The two tenants will take 2,110 square feet and 2,461 square feet, respectively. Gordon Heckaman and Carl Jones, Jr. represented the landlord in these two deals.One Stop Nutrition joins Warner Village in TempeOne Stop Nutrition added another Valley location by completing a lease to join Warner Village, at the northeast corner of Priest Drive and Warner Road in Tempe. Gordon Heckaman represented the landlord in completing the lease of the 1,200-square-foot space.Former Lund Cadillac becomes future Fry’s MarketplaceThe former Lund Cadillac site at the southwest corner of 14th Street and Bell Road in Phoenix sold and will become a new Fry’s Marketplace and fuel center. Martin Leon and Marty De Rito represented Lund in the sale of the 12.22-acre site.New development, Artesian Marketplace, adds four new tenantsFour new tenants signed leases to join the new Fry’s Marketplace-anchored Artesian Marketplace in Chandler. Pet Club completed a deal to take a 5,500-square foot space, SuperCuts will lease 900 square feet, Ken’s Nail & Spa will take 1,300 square feet, and Delia’s Cleaners will lease 1,200 square feet. The tenants will join the new development located at the southwest corner of Gilbert Road and Ocotillo Road. Chris Corso represented the owner in completing the transactions.Warrior Tae Kwon Do opens first dojo in Metro PhoenixWarrior Tae Kwon Do completed a deal to open its first dojo at the southeast corner of 59th Avenue and Indian School Road. Stan Sanchez represented the landlord in completing the lease for a 1,100-square-foot space.Boost Mobile joins La Gran PlazaBoost Mobile finalized a deal to add another Valley location, this time at the southeast corner of Southern Avenue and Stapley Drive in Mesa. Gordon Heckaman and Lizette Borbon-Iskhakova represented the owner in completing the lease of a 1,200-square-foot space.CenturyLink continues Valley expansionCenturyLink completed a lease to add another retail location in Glendale. The tenant will take 1,492 square feet next to AMC Theaters at the Westgate Entertainment District. Paul Serafin represented the tenant in completing the transaction.Ace Hardware chain adds another locationPaul’s Ace Hardware signed a lease to add another store to its growing chain. The retailer completed a deal for a 16,235-square-foot space at the southeast corner of Rural Road and Broadway Road in Tempe. Marty Olejarczyk represented the tenant in completing the deal.New tenant joins Parkway Village in GoodyearC-Mac’s Football World completed a deal to open its first location at the southwest corner of Estrella Parkway and Roosevelt Street in Goodyear. Carl Jones, Jr. and Gordon Heckaman represented the landlord in completing the lease of a 1,318-square-foot space.Valor Vapor opens new location in North PhoenixValor Vapor finalized a deal to add a new location in North Phoenix at the southwest corner of Interstate 17 and Thunderbird Road. Matt Morrell represented the landlord in completing the lease for 1,457 square feet.Pet Club purchases parcel in SurprisePet Club closed on the purchase of a parcel at the southwest corner of Greenway Road and Cotton Lane in Surprise. The retailer plans on building a new feed/supply store. Paul Serafin and Bruce Milton represented the owner in the sale of the parcel.Panda Express purchases corner pad in North PhoenixPanda Express purchased another prime corner pad at the northwest corner of Cave Creek Road and Union Hills Drive in Phoenix. Panda Express will construct a new freestanding drive-thru restaurant. Morey Fischel represented Panda Express in the transaction.
Recessions – those regular economic “adjustments” that affect construction more than any other industry – have many legacies but I wonder if one of them is the loss of memory. It is three years or so since the workload picked up after the banking crash of 2008 and it’s tempting to think that things are back to where we were before. But something isn’t right. A pattern seems to have emerged across many of our projects that suggests the industry has changed, quite possibly for the worse. Have we all forgotten where “best practice” was going?Contracts seem tougher than before, with lawyers dominating the tendering procedures more than ever and risk being dumped on some of the least able to manage it. Partnering-type contracts or those which oblige the parties to work together are a rarity. As architects we are now finding ourselves increasingly excluded from some evaluation procedures where, previously, we provided the benefit of our experience on rates, team quality and so on. Pre-contract collaboration on construction methods often seems tokenistic, which undermines our attempts to promote early involvement by contractorsPre-contract collaboration on construction methods often seems tokenistic, which undermines our attempts to promote early involvement by contractors. Design itself is being fragmented between concept and delivery teams, leading to emasculation of those who believe in integration of design and construction. Resistance to design responsibility being shared with specialist contractors has increased. Two-stage contracts are being exploited to the extent that some clients are parting company with their contractors rather than proceed. As a result, single-stage lump sum contracting is back on the agenda like the (bad) old days, despite its obvious weaknesses and its inherent stand-off between design and construction.Although there are notable exceptions like Stanhope and Argent, it’s difficult now to find anyone who remembers, let alone practises, the progressive innovation promoted by M4i – the Movement for Innovation spawned by the Egan report in 1998.A younger generation, historically the group that holds the keys to production, has grown up accustomed to a world of survivalism rather than idealism, unaware perhaps that they can influence the culture of the industry if they are inclined to do so. BIM is, arguably, one area where real progress has been made, but many other lessons from 10-20 years ago appear to have been forgotten. It was reported that up to half a million people left the industry when the recession hit, many of them never to return. Most of these were construction workers of course, subsequently replaced by newcomers, but consultants and senior management throughout the industry suffered too, leading to a permanent loss of experience and long-term thinking – a loss of memory, if you like. Moreover, the pressure to win work in those conditions led to desperately low bids and unrealistic consultant fees, which in turn led to poor delivery on many projects and a return to the adversarial practices I hoped we had left behind.The industry appears to have gone backwards; is this the real legacy of recession? Rab Bennetts, director Bennetts Associates
Sharing is caring! LocalNewsSports Winning Dominican Cricket team welcomed home by: Dominica Vibes News – June 1, 2018 Share Tweet 414 Views one comment Share Share The Dominica Senior Men’s Cricket Team was welcomed back to Dominica after winning the recently concluded 2018 Windward Islands Senior Men’s 50 Overs Cricket Tournament Championship in St. Lucia.The Dominica team won by sixteen runs over the St. Vincent and the Grenadines, after 19 year old Alick Athanaze hit a century to helping Dominica to 215 runs, while batting first.The team was welcomed by cricket officials from the Dominica Cricket Association, coaches, and other teammates, with a reception at the Windsor Park Stadium on Friday 1 June 2018– / 10