Women's boutique moves
CK & Co. boutique will reopen Thursday in Nichols Hills Plaza. The retailer, which carries designer clothing, accessories and shoes for women and home decor, is moving to 6429 Avondale Drive. The store was at another location in Nichols Hills. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Skate Galaxy has new owners
Skate Galaxy at 5800 NW 36 will celebrate its grand reopening on at 4 p.m. Aug. 28. The skating rink has been remodeled and is now owned by Brian and Thaedra Zortman. The rink offers lessons for experienced and beginning skaters, speed classes, rhythm skating and private lessons.
Children offered health tests
Free children's health screenings will be at all Sam's Club pharmacy locations nationwide from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The screenings include free DNA and fingerprint kits, Sesame Street's “Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me” outreach kits, body mass index and blood pressure tests and vision screenings.
Eatery has Mediterranean theme
Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill plans to open its first Oklahoma location at 4130 Northwest Expressway in October. Franchise development rights have been awarded to GMG Oklahoma LLC, for up to 10 restaurants. After the initial Oklahoma City location, the company plans to add restaurants in Edmond and Norman. Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill, based in Colorado, serves healthy, fast-casual Mediterranean food with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
McDonald's points to economy
NEW YORK — McDonald's Corp. is partly blaming a sluggish economy for keeping a key sales figure flat in July. The world's biggest hamburger chain says revenue at restaurants open at least 13 months was the same as a year ago, as diners pulled back amid a tough economy. The figure dipped 0.6 percent in Europe because of weakness in Germany and several Southern European markets. It fell 1.5 percent in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa region — a key growth area for McDonald's. McDonald's also says it faced a tough comparison with last July, when it launched the mango pineapple smoothie.
Investors like Bloomin' Brands
NEW YORK — Shares of Bloomin' Brands, which operates Outback Steakhouse and other restaurant chains, are proving a tasty treat for investors, though only after the portion size was reduced. Shares rose $1.41, or 12.8 percent to close at $12.42 on Wednesday in the stock's first trading day on the Nasdaq. The positive reaction from investors is a good sign for other IPOs expected this week.
From Staff and Wire Reports