Phoenix Premium Outlets officially opens
Chandler, Ariz. — Simon Property Group announced Friday that it opened Phoenix Premium Outlets, the upscale outlet shopping center serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale areas.
The center, located in Chandler, Ariz., is adjacent to the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino within the Wild Horse Pass Development. Phase I of the project, which is 100% leased, is 360,000 sq. ft. with 90 outlet stores including Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calphalon Kitchen, Calvin Klein, Coach, Elie Tahari, Gap Factory Store, Hugo Boss, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Tommy Bahama, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and more. Additional merchants to open in the coming months include: Armani, Cole Haan, J.Crew, Kate Spade New York and Polo Ralph Lauren.
Galleria at Sunset to undergo $7 million remodel; H&M to open
Henderson, Nev. — One of Southern Nevada’s largest shopping centers is set to undergo a $7 million renovation, its largest since it opened in 1996. According to mall owner, Cleveland-based Forest City Enterprises, construction is scheduled to begin early April and is slated for completion in the fall.
Boutique Talulah will join H&M in the newly renovated mall. Bath & Body Works and Express stores will relocate to new locations inside the center.
The renovation will also bring improvements to the food court, center court, guest services center and restrooms. Other new amenities will include a new play area and a family restroom.
"We’re very excited about the renovation, which will enhance the experience and comfort of our shoppers," said Heather Valera, director of marketing for Galleria at Sunset. “We are also welcoming global fashion giant H&M, which is regularly requested by shoppers." The store will be two levels, approximately 20,000 sq. ft. and located in the heart of the shopping center.
The contractor on the project is VCC USA. The architect is RTKL.
The 1.05-million-sq.-ft. shopping center opened in 1996 and is anchored by Macy’s, J.C. Penney, Dillard’s, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Gander Mountain to open firearms store in Minnesota
New York — Gander Mountain will open Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center in Rogers, Minn., in late April. It will be the company’s 12th store in the state, but its first dedicated to firearms.
Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center will buy and sell a huge selection of used firearms and is staffed by firearms specialists on duty to give shoppers more one-on-one service.
“Gander Mountain is already recognized as the firearms experts, but with our latest Gander Mtn. Firearms Super Center we are taking the experience of shopping for firearms and accessories to an entirely new level of selection and service,” said David Pratt, CEO of Gander Mountain, “We are excited to bring this new retail experience and opportunity to the people of Minnesota and we’re confident that our unmatched selection and the expertise of our specialists will make this a premiere destination for those with an interest in firearms.”