McArthurGlen Group to enter North America with Vancouver outlet
London – McArthurGlen Group, an owner, developer and manager of European designer outlets, is opening its first North American location on July 9, in Vancouver. McArthurGlen Vancouver Airport is designed in an open-air village style, with a luxury piazza and tree-lined streets.
On opening, the center will offer 240,000-sq.-ft. of retail space with 50 new stores, featuring Armani, Coach, J Crew, Hugo Boss, Ports 1961, Tommy Hilfiger and Polo Ralph Lauren, with more brands to come before the end of 2015.
Also featured are some local retailers, including lifestyle concept store SL (Gastown’s Secret Location) and Italian-style coffee house Caffè Artigiano.
Englewood Construction completes Hobby Lobby, American Girl projects
Chicago — Englewood Construction has finished a 55,000-sq.-ft. ground-up Hobby Lobby store on an outlet pad at Seabrook Crossings, a new retail development in Seabrook, N.H.
In Franklin, Tenn., Englewood recently completed an American Girl store, located in the CoolSprings Galleria mall just outside of Nashville. The store is the 12th Englewood has completed for American Girl. The architect for the project was Morristown, N.J.-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Brainy chain opens store in D.C.
Marbles: The Brain Store has chosen one of the country's smartest cities for its next brick-and-mortar location.
The company plans to open a new store in the Washington, D.C., area at National Harbor, the waterfront shopping and entertainment district on the Potomac River.
The new location is the third Marbles store to open this summer. Marbles also launched in Times Square in New York City and Myrtle Beach, S.C., marking its first location in the southern region.
These recent openings kick off an extensive expansion for Marbles: The Brain Store. In total, the brain fitness retailer plans to open over 50 additional locations in the next three years.
"We are excited to open our doors at National Harbor this summer. We look forward to reaching even more brain fitness fanatics," said Lindsay Gaskins, CEO of Marbles: The Brain Store. "Summer is one of our favorite times of year, and we cannot wait to share our recommendations for outdoor games, family game night, and rainy days inside."
Marbles specializes in one-of-a-kind games and activities that stimulate the brain and challenge the whole family. Marbles works with experts in the field of brain health and wellness for product selection, focusing on five specific areas of the brain: Coordination, Critical Thinking, Memory, Visual Perception and Word Skills. Marbles' Brain Workshop also develops their own award-winning proprietary brainy products found only in their stores and online.
Marbles: The Brain Store has a full online presence and operates at 31 locations around the country.