Saks Fifth Avenue to relocate Houston Galleria flagship
Houston — Saks Inc. will open a new flagship store immediately adjacent to its existing location in the Houston Galleria, featuring 198,000 sq. ft. over two levels and a state-of-the-art store design. The current store will remain open until the new store opens in fall 2015. Once the old store closes, it will be converted to a two-level mall wing connecting the new Saks to Neiman Marcus and adding 35 retailers and restaurants.
The Galleria is co-owned by Simon Property Group and Institutional Mall Investors. It is the nation’s fourth-largest shopping center with 2.2 million sq. ft. of retail space, four department stores and more than 350 other retail tenants.
NRDC signs three tenants at Pohatcong Plaza
Purchase, N.Y. — Hobby Lobby, Marshall’s and Home Goods have leased more than 98,000 sq. ft. of space at 562,000-sq.-ft. Pohatcong Plaza power center in Phillipsburg, N.J., according to National Realty & Development Corp.
The retailers will occupy a redeveloped building where Wal-Mart operated before expanding to a Supercenter early last year — in NRDC’s adjoining Pohatcong Plaza II.
MC Sports signs into East Peoria center
Peoria, Ill. — MC Sports will open a 22,555-sq.-ft. location at Town Centre II in East Peoria this fall, according to Cullinan Properties, the firm that arranged the lease.
Town Centre II is owned by M&L Joseph Properties, a real estate investment partnership that owns retail and office properties throughout central Illinois. M&L Joseph and Cullinan are partners in an effort to enhance the retail mix at Town Centre II.