Ross Stores expanding in Texas, Northern California
Dublin, Calif. — Ross Stores’ said its Ross Dress for Less will open three new locations in Texas on March 8, for a total of over 160 stores in the chain’s second largest state. The new Texas stores will be located in the Katy Mills shopping center in Katy, Rayzor Ranch Marketplace in Denton, and The Pavillions in El Paso.
Ross is also expanding its dd’s Discounts brand, opening two new locations in Northern California on March 1. The new stores are in White Road Plaza in San Jose and Hatch Road Center in Ceres.
Together, Ross Dress for Less and dd’s operate approximately 1,300 off-price apparel and home fashion stores in 33 states, the District of Columbia and Guam.
Aventura Mall to add three-level upscale wing
Aventura, Fla. — Aventura Mall, in the Miami suburb of Aventura, plans a significant expansion that will include a new three-level, 241,000-sq.-ft. retail wing and parking garage. Construction is expected to begin in 2014.
Located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Aventura Mall currently measures 2.7 million sq. ft.
"Continued resurgence in the real estate market and tourism growth have led to significant increases in the number of affluent Miami shoppers, specifically at Aventura Mall," said Jackie Soffer, principal of Turnberry Associates, owner and manager of Aventura Mall. “We’ve had tremendous demand from retailers and simply don’t have enough space to satisfy their needs."
Robert Graham plans new Arizona store
New York — Robert Graham has signed a new lease agreement to open a branded retail store featuring the full Robert Graham collection in Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale, Ariz. The store, slated to open in spring 2014, will carry the complete range of Robert Graham, including men’s sportswear, premium denim, footwear, furnishings, accessories, outerwear, and women’s sportswear.
"We are thrilled to announce the opening our first branded retail store in Scottsdale Fashion Square, which will mark our entrance into the Arizona marketplace," said Michael Buckley, CEO of Robert Graham. "The shopping center offers a unique shopping experience that is unparalleled in Arizona and we couldn’t be happier with the partnership.”