REAL ESTATE

Garrison acquires Louisiana Boardwalk, to rebrand as outlet center

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Bossier City, La. — Garrison Investment Group of New York City announced it has acquired Louisiana Boardwalk, a 562,520-sq.-ft. open-air, mixed-use development on the waterfront of Bossier City, La.

Garrison has retained outlet consultant EWB Development to lease and marketing the center as an outlet destination. The converted retail center will be relaunched as The Outlets at Louisiana Boardwalk.

Opened in 2005, the project is anchored by the only Bass Pro Shops within a 3 ½ hour drive and by Northwest Louisiana’s only IMAX theatre. A mix of outlet retail brands and soft goods retail stores, additional entertainment venues and several restaurants complement the anchors.

The development features approximately 69,000 sq. ft. of second-story office space and a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. The Margaritaville Hotel and Casino will open this summer, adding 400 hotel rooms to the center.

“Our focus and experience in retail re-development, and study of market trends has led us to the conclusion that outlet retail is the highest and best use for this exciting regional destination,” said Mitchell Salmon, SVP/director of Garrison Investment Group. “We are making a significant commitment of time and resources to that end.”

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Bruegger’s Bagels to open at Westwind Plaza

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Minnetonka, Minn. — Brixmor Property Group has announced a 2,108-sq.-ft. lease with Bruegger’s Bagels at Westwind Plaza, located in Minnetonka, Minn.

Brixmor, based in New York City, is the owner of Westwind Plaza.

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Capital City Mall opens first DSW in Harrisburg, Pa., area

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Camp Hill, Pa. — Philadelphia-based Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust announced that DSW has opened a 17,500-sq.-ft. store at PREIT’s Capital City Mall property, located in Camp Hill, Pa.

The mall completed the space for DSW — the retailer’s first in the area — by building on an additional 5,000 sq. ft.

Capital City Mall is anchored by J.C. Penney, Sears, Macy’s and Old Navy, and features more than 95 specialty retailers including Build-a-Bear, Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Yankee Candle, Express, Gymboree, Men’s Wearhouse, and New York & Co.

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