Nordstrom Rack to open in new center in El Paso, Texas
Seattle — Nordstrom said it will open a Nordstrom Rack at The Fountains at Farah, a new power and lifestyle shopping center in El Paso, Texas. The store will be approximately 35,000 sq. ft. and is scheduled to open in fall 2013.
The Fountains at Farah, with over 600,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space, is being developed and managed by Centergy Retail LLC, Dallas.
Nordstrom also announced plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Northgate Mall in Seattle. The approximately 41,000-sq-ft, store is scheduled to open later this fall. It will be the retailer’s sixth Rack location in its home territory.
The Children’s Place to open in Arab Gulf States
Secaucus, N.J. — The Children’s Place announced that it has signed a 10-year franchise agreement with Apparel Group to open stores in the Arab Gulf States of United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. The first stores are scheduled to open in the UAE in September in Dubai and Sharjah.
“The Middle East retail landscape is very well developed and has high potential for our brand. We look forward to working with Apparel Group, which has a proven track record of launching and operating international brands,” said Jane Elfers, president and CEO.
Schimenti Construction tapped to build new Victoria’s Secret
Ridgefield, Conn. — Victoria’s Secret has selected Schimenti Construction to build its store located in the Quaker Bridge Mall, Lawrenceville, N.J.
Construction of the 13,500-sq.-ft. store is scheduled to begin mid-June and is scheduled for completion in October. The architect for the project is Fitch, Scottsdale, Ariz.
“This is the first project we have been assigned by Victoria’s Secret,” said Matthew Schimenti, company president. “It is satisfying to partner with the leading retailer in their market category and we look forward to building a strong working relationship.”