Stater Bros. breaks ground on larger California supermarket
San Bernardino, Calif. — Stater Bros. announced Monday the construction start to its newest and most modern supermarket, slated to open in the Redlands Village Shopping Center — a grocery-anchored center being developed by Upland, Calif.-based Lewis Retail Centers in San Bernardino, Calif.
The 44,000-sq.-ft. store will replace a nearby store that is half that size. The larger format will allow wider aisles, outdoor seating and a variety of departments and amenities, and is slated to open in September.
Leslie’s to open 48 stores this spring
Phoenix — Leslie’s PoolMart will mark the grand opening of five retail locations on April 12. The stores are in Gold Canyon, Ariz., Madera, Calif., Torrance, Calif., West Springfield, Mass., and Magnolia, Texas.
In total, Leslie’s plans to open 48 new stores this year between March and May. With these new stores and its recent acquisition of 24 Warehouse Pool Supply stores in the Houston area, Leslie’s will bring its total store count to more than 800 stores nationwide.
"Leslie’s is proud to be opening new store locations this year to serve our customers and add jobs throughout the country," stated Larry Hayward, CEO, Leslie’s Poolmart, Inc. "Our new stores will offer customers an expansive selection of swimming pool supplies, pool equipment and recreational items.
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.