Three new tenants for Legends Outlets Kansas City
Kansas City, Kansas — Legends Outlets Kansas City — in Kansas City, Kansas — has announced the addition of three new tenants: Woody’s Automotive, Nail Envy and Bath & Body Works. Each plans to open in this spring.
Woody’s Automotive, a used car concept, will open on May 8 in a 507-sq.-ft. space next to Panera Bread.
Nail Envy, plans to open May 14 in the adjoining shopping center across from Yard House. The salon and spa will occupy a 3,000-sq.-ft. space next to Payless ShoeSource.
Bath & Body Works has taken 3,010 sq. ft. next to the Ann Taylor Factory Store.
Uniqlo to enter Los Angeles market in September; announces five locations
New York — Uniqlo will continue its expansion in the United States by entering the Los Angeles market. The Japanese retail powerhouse announced it will open five stores in the Los Angeles area, starting in September, with locations at South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa; Northridge Fashion Center, Northridge; and Glendale Galleria, Glendale.
In October, the company will open at the Beverly Center, Los Angeles, followed by a store at Los Cerritos Center, Cerritos, in spring 2015.
“The response to our northern California stores has been fantastic, so we are thrilled to bring the Uniqlo experience to our fans in Los Angeles, a city known for its diversity and energetic lifestyle,” said Larry Meyer, CEO of Uniqlo USA and senior VP Fast Retailing Group, parent company of Uniqlo.
The retailer plans to open more stores in 2014, including the new markets of Boston and Philadelphia, and the existing markets of Northern California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Currently, Uniqlo operates are 20 stores in the U.S., as well as Uniqlo.com, which offers nationwide online shopping.
Whole Foods to open first Fort Worth, Texas, store
Fort Worth, Texas — Whole Foods Market has leased a 45,000-sq.-ft. location in Waterside, the new 63-acre master-planned, mixed-use property being developed by Trademark Property Co. Slated to open in the spring of 2016, it will be Whole Foods first grocery in Fort Worth.
Located on the Trinity River, Waterside will offer retail, restaurants, office, hotel and residential uses in a walk-able setting that will include a new extension of the Trinity Trail.
Plans call of 185,000 sq. ft. of retail space and riverside restaurants, 20 to 30 acres of residential development including multi-family buildings and townhomes, 100,000 to 200,000 sq. ft. of office space and a signature hotel site.
Plans call for construction to begin this fall, with Phase I scheduled to open in the fall of next year.
Waterside is Trademark’s first “Conscious Place” project, a next-generation sustainable development model being done in partnership with Whole Foods Market.
Conscious Place plans call for a variety of amenities, many of them unique to Waterside, including an “information station” with interactive displays, as well as a designated area for community promotion, and a covered community pavilion with inspirational quotes, photos and videos. Another feature is The Grove, a one-of-a-kind outdoor space built around several existing large heritage trees, including adult and children’s play areas, and outdoor patios for restaurants, both conventional and micro-restaurants, akin to permanent food trucks.