Icebreaker to open in mixed-use building near Union Square
San Francisco — Grosvenor Americas said that its mixed-use building at 180 Post Street just off San Francisco’s Union Square will soon be home to Icebreaker, which will sell its exclusive line of merino wool adventure apparel in a new 1,500-sq.-ft. store.
The new store is slated to open on Nov. 21, and by March 2012 the New Zealand- based retailer will complete the store’s conversion to a “TouchLab” that enables customers to touch raw merino fibers.
Other retail tenants at the 29,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use building include Coach, The North Face and Café Coton.
Cypress Equities hires leasing rep
Dallas — Cypress Equities said it has expanded its corporate leasing team with the addition of Karly Kilroy and Allison Campbell.
Kilroy joins Cypress as senior leasing manager and is responsible for developing and leveraging relationships with potential tenants and facilitating leasing solutions for Cypress’ nationwide retail and mixed-use projects.
Campbell assumes the role of mall leasing associate and is charged with building relationships with and securing retail tenant leads for the company’s enclosed regional shopping centers, Bassett Place in El Paso, Texas, and Rock Hill Galleria in Rock Hill, S.C.
Regency Center to launch 81,000-sq.-ft. ground-up development
Medford, Ore. — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers announced the construction of Northgate Marketplace, an 80,900-sq.-ft. neighborhood center anchored by new-to-the-market anchors REI and Trader Joe’s.
The grocery-anchored center is located in the regional retail hub of Medford, Ore. In partnership with Northgate, Regency Centers is developing the first phase of its first shopping center in Medford which will create more than 250 permanent jobs.
Specialty grocer Trader Joe’s will open a 13,000-sq.-ft. store, and REI will occupy 23,500 sq. ft. The nearest location for both retailers is 118 miles. Junior anchors include Petco in a 12,500-sq.-ft. space and Ulta with a 10,000-sq.-ft. space.
Northgate Marketplace is a phased retail development which will encompass 417,000 sq. ft. on 40 acres. The first phase includes the 80,900-sq.-ft. center which is 75% preleased and will begin construction immediately with anchor openings scheduled for third quarter of 2012.