Dylan’s Candy Bar to open in Los Angeles
New York — Dylan’s Candy Bar will open its first West Coast location in Los Angeles, this summer. The 2,500-sq.-ft. store will be located in a historic landmark: the Original Farmers Market on the corner of Third and Fairfax.
“We opened our first store 10 years ago in NYC fulfilling a childhood dream of mine to create the largest, most magical candy store,” said Dylan Lauren, founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar. “Now I’m thrilled to bring my love of color, design and the joy of candy from coast to coast!”
The design will infuse candy into every detail including candy topiaries to greet shoppers at the store’s entrance, larger than life peppermint columns and candy button tables transporting customers to a modern day Candy Land.
Dylan’s Candy Bar stores are home to over 7,000 candies from around the world, and offer such special features as a personal shopper service. The new West Coast location will also offer a “Celebrations Team” that will bring the store experience to a private home or venue.
Dylan’s Candy Bar stores are currently located in New York City, and East Hampton, Houston.
Tanger Outlets Ocean City $3 million renovation nearing completion
Greensboro, N.C. — Tanger Outlets said Tuesday that the multi-million-dollar renovation of its newly acquired Ocean City property is nearing completion, with an unveiling slated for the end of May.
Following its January 2012 acquisition of Ocean City Factory Outlets, Tanger rebranded the center Tanger Outlets Ocean City and launched a $3-million renovation that includes a newly expanded Children’s Place location, the addition of Under Armour and Body Central stores, a Shopper Services and Customer Service area, and an overall refresh featuring exterior color changes and dome coverings, new gateway towers and upgraded landscaping.
CBL, Horizon break ground on second phase of Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City
Chattanooga, Tenn. — CBL & Associates Properties and Horizon Group Properties said Tuesday that construction will begin immediately on the second phase of The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City.
The 28,000-sq.-ft. expansion is scheduled to open in November and will bring Columbia Sports, Ann Taylor Loft, Waterford, Kenneth Cole, Lucky Brand and more to the center.
“The outstanding selection of stores and eateries at The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City has directly led to the strength of the center’s performance,” said Michael Lebovitz, executive VP – development & administration for CBL.
The expansion comes less than 10 months after the original opening of the outlet shopping center, which, said Gary J. Skoien, CEO of Horizon Group Properties, “speaks to the strength of the market and the concept. As well, we have the capacity to further expand the center by an additional 31,700 sq. ft. and we expect to continue to add to the roster of top-shelf stores at the center.”
Completion of Phase II is scheduled prior to the 2012 holiday season.