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Santa Monica Place announces new tenant lineup

BY CSA STAFF

Santa Monica, Calif. Macerich Co. announced Thursday 10 new tenants slated to open at Santa Monica Place, the shopping and dining destination slated to open on Aug. 6.

Signed for the property are Ever; Kenneth Cole; Ugo Cafe; Disney; Charlotte Russe; Hot Topic; Skechers; Bertini; Gallini and Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt.

The 10 join nearly 60 retailers and restaurants already announced for the new Santa Monica Place, the three-level, open-air shopping and dining destination now under construction in the heart of Santa Monica. 

“Retailers are extremely enthusiastic about Santa Monica Place and the vibrant community of people who live, work and visit here,” said Anne Singleton, VP leasing, Macerich.

New to the Santa Monica Place retail roster are: Bertini, a locally based retailer offering men’s and women’s shoes and accessories (2,314 sq. ft.); Charlotte Russe (5,177 sq. ft.); Disney Store (4,874 sq. ft.); Ever, a Los Angeles-based store offering travel collections for men and women; Gallini, a Santa Monica retailer featuring men’s clothing and furnishings (2,645 sq. ft.); Hot Topic (1,967 sq. ft.); Kenneth Cole (2,902 sq. ft.); Skechers (1,739 sq. ft.); Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt (1,091 sq. ft.); and Ugo Cafe (428 sq. ft.).

Bloomingdale’s and Nordstrom will anchor the project, which also will include Barneys Co-op; Burberry; Kitson; Nike; CB2; Juicy Couture; Hugo Boss; Michael Kors; Ted Baker; AllSaints Spitalfields; 7 For All Mankind; Love Culture and many more.

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Limited Brands sees EPS increase

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Limited Brands reported that adjusted earnings per share for the first quarter ended May 1, were 25 cents compared with earnings per share of 1 cent for the quarter ended May 2, 2009. First quarter operating income was $185 million compared with operating income of $65.2 million last year, and adjusted net income was $82.9 million compared with net income of $2.6 million last year.

Comparable-store sales for the first quarter increased 10%, and net sales were $1.93 billion compared to $1.72 billion last year. 

 

The company stated that it expects 2010 second-quarter adjusted earnings per share to be 27 cents to 32 cents compared with adjusted earnings per share of 19 cents per share last year. 

For 2010, the company expects adjusted earnings per share of $1.60 to $1.80.

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Children’s Place Q1 sales, earnings up

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SECAUCUS, N.J. The Children’s Place Retail Stores announced first-quarter net income from continuing operations of $28 million, or $1.00 per diluted share for the 13-week period ended May 1, compared with $23.7 million, or 80 cents per share in the first quarter of 2009.

Net sales increased 5% to $422.1 million in the first quarter of 2010, compared with $401.9 in the first quarter of 2009. Comparable-retail sales, which include online sales, declined 0.5% in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 compared with a 1% increase the previous year. During the first quarter of 2010, comparable-store sales declined 1.7% in the United States and 4.6% in Canada, while online sales increased 22%.

“We delivered record financial results and made significant progress on key initiatives in the first quarter of 2010,” commented Jane Elfers, president and CEO of The Children’s Place. “We strengthened the senior leadership team with the appointment of five talented and experienced executives to head our merchandising, planning, outlet, information technology and human resources operations. In addition, we accelerated our new store openings, sharpened our marketing programs and continued to drive double-digit online growth.”

The company updated its guidance for fiscal 2010 and now projects earnings per diluted share from continuing operations will be in the range of $3.05 to $3.15, reflecting its first quarter results, from its initial guidance of $2.90 to $3.10. The company provided initial guidance for the second quarter of 2010, which is forecast to be a loss per share from continuing operations of 38 cents to 33 cents.

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