City Sports to open Washington, D.C. flagship
Boston Sports and lifestyle retailer City Sports said Tuesday that it will open a Washington, D.C. flagship retail store in the Georgetown area in December.
The new location will be City Sports’ fourth District-area location and 18th store in the Northeast.
“Our new store will reflect the unique character of the neighborhood and deliver the legendary City Sports experience customers have come to expect from us,” said Jeffrey Connor, president and CEO, City Sports.
The 10,434-sq.-ft. store will span two floors, and will include such architectural features as exposed brick, concrete and metal, as well as will incorporate areas for product testing and interactive hotspots.
Special features of the Georgetown store will include interactive zones that will offer shoppers the use of in-store iPads to access media, product information and the company’s website, an electronics department where shoppers can test different brands, and a “refuel” bar for energy food and sports drinks. The shop will also include a locker area, where participants in City Sports classes and activities can store their belongings, and a “parking room” for customers’ bikes and strollers.
Nordstrom Rack to open in Burlington, Mass.
Seattle Nordstrom announced plans to open a new Nordstrom Rack at Middlesex Commons in Burlington, Mass. The 38,000-sq.-ft. store is expected to open in fall 2011.
“We’re excited about this opportunity at Middlesex Commons and look forward to giving customers another way to shop with us in Burlington,” said Geevy Thomas, president of Nordstrom Rack. “This is a growing market and we think our newest Nordstrom Rack will help us better serve more customers in the Boston area.”
VIP Nail Salon to open at Martin Downs Village Shoppes
Palm City, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said it has leased retail space in Palm City, Fla., at Martin Downs Village Shoppes to VIP Nail Salon.
VIP Nail Salon has leased 1,400 sq. ft. and is slated to open in early 2011.
The 48,937-sq.-ft. shopping center is anchored by Walgreens alongside retailers such as H&R Block, Quizno’s and Allstate Insurance.