Fast-growing beauty retailer coming to nation’s largest mall
Ulta Beauty is touching down at Mall of America.
The retailer will open an 11,000-sq.-ft. location at the mammoth shopping center, which is located in Bloomington, Minnesota, in fall 2017.
In addition to more than 20,000 products, Ulta Beauty will also feature an in-store offering a variety of hair, skin, and brow services.
“Ulta is a staple for every beauty shopper and will be a fantastic addition to our growing beauty category at Mall of America,” said Heather Brechbill-Swilley, VP of leasing. “This is a brand that continues to enhance the in-store experience, offering high-quality salon services in addition to hundreds of brands.”
Ulta Beauty currently operates some 975 locations nationwide. It plans to open approximately 100 stores in 2017.
Legoland opens first Pennsylvania location
Joe Coradino’s experience-driven rebuilding of PREIT malls has given kids in Pennsylvania something new to build on — or, more like, in.
The state’s first Legoland Discovery Center has opened in the Plymouth Meeting Mall, north of Philadelphia, pushing the percentage of the property’s dining and entertainment space above 45%, compared to an average of 17% at other PREIT malls.
“To be one of the very select locations for this attraction speaks volumes about the attractiveness of the trade area and the property’s location,” said Coradino, PREIT’s CEO.
He promised more of the same at other PREIT locations.
“Our strategy is laser-focused on diversifying our tenant base and enhancing the experience at our properties, introducing a variety of offerings that are new to our customers,” Coradino said.
Mexican shoppers boost Laredo outlet opening
President Trump’s real estate compadres at CBL and Horizon Group are no doubt hoping he holds off on building that wall.
The companies opened The Outlet Shoppes in the Texas border town of Laredo this week and report experiencing high traffic and sales volumes, in large part due to Mexica shoppers flocking to the site.
“We always knew the center would be strong with its position close to the major bridges to Mexico and its proximity to Monterrey, but we never anticipated the volume of shoppers we experienced our first weekend,” said Gary Skoien, president and CEO of Horizon Group.
Added CBL chief executive Steven Lebovitz: “We have a strong presence in Laredo as the owner of Mall del Norte and we are excited to expand our footprint in this dynamic and growing market.”
Tenants at the 358,000-sq.-ft. center include Nike, A’gaci, Michael Kors, Very Bradley, Puma, Columbia, and Sunglass Hut. Looking toward summer openings are Banana Republic, GAP, H&M, and Old Navy.