Dillard’s to Anchor Conway’s Central Landing
Conway, Ark. — The Central Landing retail development now underway in Conway, Arkansas, has added a well-established name as a key anchor for the development’s first phase. Will Wilson, president of Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC and the company’s partner, the Conway Development Corporation, announced the completion of a letter of intent with Dillard’s to become part of the Central Landing development.
The Arkansas-based retailer will become an anchor for the development’s first phase.
“Adding the commitment of Dillard’s to the retail segment of Central Landing speaks volumes about the positive retail future of this excellent site in Conway, Arkansas,” Wilson said. “Dillard’s, well known to everyone in Arkansas, will bring an exciting, state-of-the-art store to this exceptional, growing and vibrant market, only a short distance from its Little Rock corporate office.”
Bill Dillard II, CEO of Dillard’s Inc., added: “We are happy to announce our commitment to Central Landing, adding a ninth location to our home state of Arkansas. Conway is an established community and we look forward to serving this growing market that already knows Dillard’s as the hometown fashion destination.”
The new Dillard’s at Central Landing is planned at 100,000 sq. ft. and will feature the company’s latest advances in store design and construction.
The new shopping and dining destination located in the center of Conway will begin the transformation of the current airport site into a multi-use development that will serve Faulkner County, which is already recognized nationally as one of America’s fastest growing counties for population and job growth.
Central Landing is a 150-acre planned development featuring, in Phase 1, the 250,000-sq.-ft. life style center, the Shoppes at Central Landing, anchored by Dillard’s department store and to be joined by over 40 specialty stores and restaurants. Following the retail phase, the development also includes plans for hotels, office buildings, single family residential and apartment homes.
Home South to open store in Rock Hill Galleria center
Smithfield, N.C. – Home South, a specialty home furnishings chain operated by Carolina Pottery, is opening a 30,000-sq.-ft. store in the Rock Hill Galleria shopping center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, in the fall. Rock Hill Galleria is anchored by Belk, Sears and J.C. Penney, plus offers a variety of specialty stores including Victoria’s Secret, Aeropostale, Hot Topic, Yankee Candle, rue21, Kay Jewelers and Bath & Body Works.
"We are thrilled to be opening our second Home South store at Rock Hill Galleria,” said Grady Marsh of Home South. “Our company is headquartered in York County, and we operated a Carolina Pottery store for years on Carowinds Boulevard, so we are very excited to once again have a retail presence in York County. We feel Rock Hill Galleria is the perfect regional destination for our business, and we look forward to serving the needs of the surrounding communities."
JLL partners with Teen Vogue for back-to-school promo
Atlanta — Participating JLL-managed centers across the country will be hosting back-to-school events in August, as part of a partnership with Teen Vogue.
Teen Vogue Back-To-School Saturdays (BTSS) feature teen-oriented retailer sales promotions, entertainment, fashion shows, music, food and giveaways. The multi-platform initiative involves all of Teen Vogue’s assets in print, digital, social, mobile and event marketing.
“Creating compelling back-to-school programming is so important for our shopping centers and the Teen Vogue Back-To-School Saturdays events will give our consumers an experience that can’t be matched online,” said Julie Rickey, director of property marketing for JLL Retail. “We expect this programming to increase traffic and sales in our properties during this key sales period before we head into the holiday shopping season.”
To further enhance the shopping experience in their bricks-and-mortar locations, JLL developed a complementary My Day, My Way social media promotion to award shoppers with a VIP experience at their local BTSS events. For example, the VIP prize package at Rosedale Center in Roseville, Minnesota, will include a makeover (haircut, style, color and makeup), a one-hour $250 shopping spree in a store of the winner’s choice and two round-trip airline tickets on Spirit Airlines.
Central Mall in Fort Smith, Arkansas, will offer their VIP winner a limo ride to the BTSS event, $400 in retailer gift cards, a beauty makeover by MAC Cosmetics, dinner at a Central Mall restaurant and a treat from Dairy Queen.