Settlers Ridge launches construction of Phase II
Robinson Township, Pa. Chattanooga, Tenn.-based CBL & Associates Properties announced the commencement of construction for the second phase of Settlers Ridge, a 500,000-sq.-ft. regional open-air center in metropolitan Pittsburgh (Robinson Township), Pa.
The 78,000-sq.-ft. expansion will be anchored by Ross Dress for Less and Michaels, as well as a junior anchor retailer and 18,000 sq. ft. of stores and restaurants.
The second phase of Settlers Ridge is expected to begin opening in spring 2011.
Von Maur to launch new retail format
Davenport, Iowa Von Maur has announced plans to launch a mall-based specialty concept for young women. The first store is scheduled to open this fall at Westfield Fox Valley in Aurora, Ill., under the nameplate “Dry Goods.”
The name and design of the store were inspired by Von Maur’s heritage as a dry goods store established in 1872 in downtown Davenport. Although the 4,200-sq.-ft. space will have a vintage, turn-of-the-century aesthetic, the merchandise will feature a constant flow of fashion-forward clothing and accessories targeted at young-adult females.
The company intends to open additional Dry Goods stores within the next year. Future locations will be concentrated in Midwest based shopping centers that are not already anchored by Von Maur. The retailer’s goal is to eventually expand the chain beyond the Midwest and develop a national presence.
PetSmart makes Manhattan debut
Phoenix PetSmart announced Tuesday that it is making its Manhattan debut with the opening of two stores.
The first store is scheduled to open Aug. 21 at the East River Plaza shopping center in Harlem, which is also home to Target’s first Manhattan store. The second store, located in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood between Bleecker Street and West Houston Street, is scheduled to open in November.