? Ground was broken on a 1 million-sq.-ft. Rite Aid Corp. distribution center in Lancaster which will be the largest building in the Antelope Valley.
? Construction began on a 432,000-sq.-ft. distribution center for Michaels Stores, a chain of arts and crafts supply shops, in Lancaster.
? Newhall Land and Farming agreed to sell its 720,000-sq.-ft. Valencia Marketplace for $111 million to an undisclosed buyer, pending the close of escrow later this year.
? Ground was broken on a 100,000-sq.-ft. entertainment complex adjacent to Valencia Town Center.
? Ground was broken on 60,000 square feet of retail space at Newhall Land and Farming’s Town Center Drive.