Marshalls to debut in Canada
Toronto — A report Thursday by the Toronto Star said that Marshalls will open its first Canadian stores in 2011. Four new stores are currently slated to open next year, according to RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, which is handling the market entry for Marshalls.
The first three Marshalls are set to open next spring, according to RioCan president and CEO Ed Sonshine. A fourth store, to be housed in a 50,000-sq.-ft. former nightclub, will not open until later in 2011.
REI to open in Dublin, Calif.
Seattle — REI on Thursday announced plans to open a new store in Dublin, Calif., at Amador Plaza in the fall of 2011.
The one-story, nearly 24,000-sq.-ft. store will feature a bike shop and a seasonal gear rental department for customers to test out new outdoor activities.
“The Dublin store will provide us the opportunity to bring our friendly expertise and quality outdoor products closer [than the current Berkley store] to the more than 42,500 active REI members that live within 15 miles of the new location,” said Tim Spangler, REI’s VP retail.
Prada opens first Florida outlet store
Sunrise, Fla. — Prada has opened its Florida inaugural outlet store at Sawgrass Mills, located in Sunrise, Fla., and billed as the largest outlet, value retail and entertainment destination in the United States with more than 350 stores.
Prada joins other luxury retailers Barneys New York Outlet; Burberry Factory Outlet; Canali; David Yurman; Hugo Boss Factory Store; Judith Ripka; Malo; Ralph Lauren; Salvatore Ferragamo Co. Store; St. John Co. Store; Tag Heuer; Tommy Bahama’s Outlet; Valentino; Vilebrequin and more.
In addition, The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills features Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and the recently opened Bloomingdale’s — The Outlet Store.
Sawgrass Mills is part of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group’s The Mills outlet shopping center group.