New shopping options to open at Westfield Old Orchard
Skokie, Ill. — Westfield Old Orchard, an outdoor destination located in Skokie (Chicago), Ill., announced that The Body Shop will rejoin the center in spring 2011 with a 765-sq.-ft. store near Lord & Taylor. Galt Toys will open a 3,400-sq.-ft. store, also slated for a spring 2011 opening, as is Vera Bradley — with a 1,650-sq.-ft. boutique.
The shopping center also announced a series of remodels and relocations, including Aveda which has relocated to a new 680-sq.-ft. store near Zara. Chico’s is relocating to a larger, 3,400-sq.-ft. space next to Lord & Taylor (a former Steve Madden space) and is slated to open this spring.
J. Jill is currently closed for renovation while it undergoes a complete remodel, slated to debut early this spring. Mario Tricoci salon and spa is in the process of an interior remodel; T-Mobile has relocated to a new 1,500-sq.-ft. space next to LensCrafters and Macy’s.
Westtfield Old Orchard is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor and Macy’s, along with 130 specialty shops, restaurants and cinemas.
Brazil’s Santa Lolla makes U.S. debut at Town Center at Boca Raton
Boca Raton, Fla. — Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group announced that Brazilian shoe and accessories retailer has opened its first U.S. store at the Town Center at Boca Raton, located in Boca Raton, Fla.
This opening marks Santa Lolla’s 105th location worldwide.
“We see Florida as an important part of our future expansion strategy and are very excited about the opening of our first U.S.-based boutique,” said Marcela Bussamra, marketing director for Santa Lolla.
Town Center at Boca Raton, owned by Simon Property Group, features approximately 220 specialty stores, including Coach, Tiffany & Co., Michael Kors, Williams-Sonoma, Intermix, Pottery Barn, Ann Taylor, Crane & Co., Origins, Juicy Couture, Godiva Chocolatier, abercrombie, Gymboree, Brookstone and many others. Department stores include Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sears.
A lineup of tenants, including Whole Foods, gives New Jersey the nod
Old Bridge, N.J. — R.J. Brunelli & Co. said Thursday that it has completed a series of leases that will bring major retailers, restaurants, recreational facilities and personal services to sites in Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, Union, Essex, and Bergen counties in central and northern New Jersey.
In the largest of the deals, Whole Foods has inked a deal to open a 40,000-sq.-ft. store at Marlboro Commons retail center, in Marlboro Township. The 105,000-sq.-ft. specialty shopping center is scheduled for completion in 2012. R.J. Brunelli is exclusive leasing agent for the property, which is owned by Pagano Associates.
In Essex County, Deal$ will open an 18,200-sq.-ft. store at Bloomfield Plaza in Bloomfield. Deal$, whose parent company is Dollar Tree, will be joining Staples, Sally Beauty, Casual Male, RadioShack and Payless Shoes at the 89,200-sq.-ft. center, owned by Bloomfield Plaza Associates, L.P.
In Union County, Monster Mini Golf has leased an 11,200-sq.-ft. space at the Union 22 Town Shopping Center in Union. The 75,000-sq.-ft. property is owned by Vanick Properties.
Muscle Maker Grill will open fast-casual restaurants in Middlesex, Union and Bergen counties. In Middlesex, Muscle Maker signed a lease for a 2,795-sq.-ft. space at the Brunswick Shopping Center in North Brunswick. Other tenants at the 307,000-sq.-ft. center owned by Levin Management include L.A. Fitness, A&P, Dollar Tree, and Sally Beauty. In Union, the chain signed for 1,650 sq. ft. at Village Shopping Center in New Providence. Owned by New Providence LLC, the 150,000-sq.-ft. center includes A&P, CVS, RadioShack, and Braunschweiger Jewelers. In Bergen, the chain signed for 1,270 sq. ft. at Essex Square in Lodi. The 16,000-sq.-ft. center, owned by Lodi Essex LLC, includes as Sleepy’s and Verizon Wireless.
The Turning Point will open a 3,500-sq.-ft. restaurant at The Marketplace in Brick Township, a 320,000-sq.-ft. power center anchored by Costco, Christmas Tree Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Staples. The center is owned by Edgewood Properties.
European Wax Center has inked leases for 2,000 sq. ft. at Shrewsbury Plaza in Shrewsbury and for 1,510 sq. ft. at Mercer Mall in Lawrenceville.
Sally Beauty has leased 1,500 sq. ft. at the Burlington Coat Factory-anchored center owned by Vornado Realty Trust. And Play N Trade has leased 1,750 sq. ft. at the A&P-anchored shopping center in Mahwah, owned by Inwood Realty Group, LLC and 615 West 173rd Street Realty LLC.