- FIRST NHL FLAGSHIP: The National Hockey League and Reebok are launching the first NHL flagship in Manhattan. Located in New York at 1185 Avenue of the Americas, the store, with 3,750 square feet of retail space, is scheduled to open in October. The architecture and fixtures draw inspiration from hockey, and highlights will include a sculpture made from more than 400 hockey sticks floating over the cash desk, a wall made of ice and high-definition monitors running clips and real-time games. The store will carry women's, men's and children's NHL-licensed apparel including jerseys, NHL-licensed headwear and accessories, Rbk footwear and apparel and select NHL equipment.

- WESTFIELD PROJECT: Mall developer The Westfield Group said it will build a $750 million outdoor retail complex that connects two of its existing malls in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley. The Village in Warner Center, which will include a 300-room hotel, 150 condominiums and apartments, office space and 550,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, will act as a retail bridge between the Westfield Topanga and Westfield Promenade shopping centers. They are located roughly a city block away from each other. Construction is expected to begin in 2009. The combined square footage of all three malls, located in the Canoga Park neighborhood, will be 3.8 million square feet.

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