Charter adds mall management contract
Westport, Conn. Charter Realty & Development announced Friday that its Enclosed Mall Division has been retained by Gateway Fashion Mall, LLC of Calabasas, Calif., to lease the Gateway Fashion Mall in Bismarck, N.D.
Gateway Fashion Mall is a 310,000-sq.-ft. regional mall anchored by Sears and Carmike Theaters. It recently underwent a $9 million renovation.
Charter said it will focus on leveraging the mall’s positioning in the market to lease to anchor, junior anchor and specialty retailers who seek a regional draw and access.
WE tv rings in reality series encore via GGP mall tour
Chicago General Growth Properties announced that WE tv will usher in season two of its original wedding makeover series, “My Fair Wedding with David Tutera,” through a wide-reaching, multi-platform national marketing campaign.
WE tv has partnered with GGP on a three-city mall tour which will be sponsored by Kodak and feature David Tutera along with retailers Godiva Chocolatier, Pottery Barn, Swarovski and Williams-Sonoma.
Each episode of “My Fair Wedding with David Tutera” features a different bride-to-be who has agreed to allow David to take over her entire wedding just three weeks before the big day. Season two will debut on Sept. 27.
Babel Fair to open Manhattan store
New York City International women’s apparel boutique Babel Fair has leased space in Manhattan, on Elizabeth Street, between Prince Street and Houston Street, according to leasing agent Prudential Douglas Elliman.
The retailer will debut Denim Factoria from Spain, Anaphora Handbags from England and Dzitnup Designs from Mexico. Retail neighbors include Tori Burch, Ilus, Me & Ro, Soho Baby, Rainbow Sandals, Area I.D. and Seize sur Vingt.