Charming Charlie to South Shore in Alameda, California
Alameda, Calif. — Charming Charlie has signed a 10-year lease for a new 5,570-sq.-ft. store at Alameda South Shore Center in Alameda, California. Cornish & Carey Commercial Newmark Knight Frank represented the landlord, Jamestown, the real estate investment and management firm, in the transaction.
Slated to open in September, the new Charming Charlie will join Carter’s and Crazy 8, two more recently signed tenants, in the 594,000-sq.-ft. open-air shopping center.
Bebe will rebrand at six Mills properties
Chevy Chase, Md. — Formerly known as 2b Bebe, Bebe has rebranded at six Mills properties across the country.
Shoppers will find the new Bebe concept at Arizona Mills (Phoenix), Franklin Mills (Philadelphia), Great Mall (San Francisco), Ontario Mills (Los Angeles), Potomac Mills (Washington, D.C.) and Sawgrass Mills (Ft. Lauderdale/Miami).
The Mills, a hybrid outlet concept, is one of Simon Property Group’s five real estate platforms.
Anthropologie plans first Hampton Roads store
Virginia Beach, Va. — Anthropologie has signed a 9,431-sq.-ft. lease in The Town Center of Virginia Beach, Va., and expects to open in fourth quarter 2014. The McDevitt Co. represented Anthropologie in the transaction. Divaris Real Estate, which leases The Town Center, represented the landlord, Armada Hoffler Properties.
“This is the first of several new and exciting fashion retailers coming to the Town Center of Virginia Beach this fall, each of which will be the first of its kind in all of Hampton Roads, Virginia,” said Gerald S. Divaris, chairman and CEO of Divaris Real Estate. “Anthropologie will anchor the retail in the newly built Main Street Tower on the corner of Main and Town Center Drive across the street from the only Destination Maternity in the market.”
Main Street Tower in the Town Center of Virginia Beach includes a 15-story office building, 4525 Main Street, with Clark Nexsen as its major tenant, approximately 27,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 288 luxury apartments and an 890-car covered parking garage. More new tenants will be announced in the near future, primarily fashion and soft furnishing retailers opening their first stores in the region.