Chicago -- Englewood Construction announced its retail group has begun work on the Chicago market’s first Ports 1961, a luxury apparel retailer, in Rosemont, Ill.
“Ports 1961 chose to enter the Chicago area by locating within Fashion Outlets of Chicago,” said William Di Santo, president of Lemont, Ill.-based Englewood Construction. “The retail world is anxiously awaiting the August 1 opening of this world-class fashion outlet mall in Rosemont.”
Fashion Outlets of Chicago will be home to more than 120 leading designer and top brand retail stores.
Englewood is building the 2,162-sq.ft. Ports 1961 store, which marks the third Ports 1961 in the United States. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Montalbo Architects Inc. is designing the space. Ports 1961 has a location in New York City, and a store in the new Livermore Premium Outlets, in the East Bay area of San Francisco.
Also within the 530,000-sq.ft. Fashion Outlets of Chicago, Englewood has performed 20,000 square feet of prep work for one of the anchor tenants: Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th.
Englewood has also begun two other retail projects: a 1,509-sq.-ft. build out of a Motherhood Maternity store in Huntington Beach, Calif., and a 1,068-sq.-ft. build out of a Marbles – The Brain Store in the Westfield Old Orchard Mall in Skokie, Ill.