Aventura Mall to add three-level upscale wing
Aventura, Fla. — Aventura Mall, in the Miami suburb of Aventura, plans a significant expansion that will include a new three-level, 241,000-sq.-ft. retail wing and parking garage. Construction is expected to begin in 2014.
Located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Aventura Mall currently measures 2.7 million sq. ft.
"Continued resurgence in the real estate market and tourism growth have led to significant increases in the number of affluent Miami shoppers, specifically at Aventura Mall," said Jackie Soffer, principal of Turnberry Associates, owner and manager of Aventura Mall. “We’ve had tremendous demand from retailers and simply don’t have enough space to satisfy their needs."
Robert Graham plans new Arizona store
New York — Robert Graham has signed a new lease agreement to open a branded retail store featuring the full Robert Graham collection in Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Ariz. The store, slated to open in spring 2014, will carry the complete range of Robert Graham, including men’s sportswear, premium denim, footwear, furnishings, accessories, outerwear, and women’s sportswear.
"We are thrilled to announce the opening our first branded retail store in Scottsdale Fashion Square, which will mark our entrance into the Arizona marketplace," said Michael Buckley, CEO of Robert Graham. "The shopping center offers a unique shopping experience that is unparalleled in Arizona and we couldn’t be happier with the partnership.”
DSW opens new store in Connecticut
Columbus, Ohio – DSW Shoe is opening a new store in West Hartford, Conn., on Thursday, Feb. 27. Customers will have access to the DSW Rewards loyalty program in which they can earn certificates toward future DSW purchases and receive special member-only offers.
Customers can also participate in a Shoe Lover community on Facebook to receive exclusive offers and giveaways, including chances to win free shoes on Facebook each Tuesday.