T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods to open at Shops at La Palmera
Corpus Christi, Texas — Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark Property Co. announced that TJX Cos. concepts T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods will open this fall at The Shops at La Palmera, a 200,000-sq.-ft. outdoor shopping center in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Construction has already begun on the 44,750-sq.-ft. space accommodating the two new stores, which will be located adjacent to one another, each with a separate store entrance. The Shops at La Palmera store marks T.J. Maxx’s first in Corpus Christi. HomeGoods is new to market also.
“We are pleased at the caliber of retailers we continue to bring to The Shops at La Palmera,” said Trademark chairman and CEO Terry Montesi.
Renovation and construction work continues at The Shops at La Palmera, with work well underway on the recently announced Dick’s Sporting Goods, which is set to open this fall. Construction will soon be wrapping up on Corner Bakery, which is scheduled to open in June.
The new design of the property will complement that of Trademark’s La Palmera, a 1-million-sq.-ft. super regional mall located across from The Shops at La Palmera.
Market Street Place to launch construction
San Francisco — Dallas-based Cypress Equities said Monday that construction is about to begin on the site of what will become Market Street Place, a 250,000-sq.-ft. retail center scheduled to open in 2015 and co-developed by Cypress Equities and The Carlyle Group.
Market Street Place will be a six-level, urban retail redevelopment designed by Gensler’s San Francisco architectural team.
The design provides for enhanced streetscape improvements around the building, prominent street presence for retailers and a large, open floor plan with clear heights up to 17 ft. on the ground floor. The planned interior finishes include natural stone, glass wall systems, stainless steel accent finishes, progressive lighting, and creative art installations.
“Market Street Place is an important step forward in the renaissance and transformation of San Francisco’s most public thoroughfare,” said Chris Maguire, CEO, Cypress Equities.
Build-A-Bear Workshop to open 20-25 stores in 2013
St. Louis — Build-A-Bear Workshop said Monday that it will open 20 to 25 stores in 2013, all under the newly introduced store design.
The retailer opened six stores under the new design in fall 2012, and said the success of the stores prompted an escalated rollout.
The first three stores to open in 2013 are at the Mall of Georgia in Atlanta on April 26; at Orland Square in Chicago on May 3; and at Northshore Mall in Peabody, Mass. on May 10.
The new store design is highly focused on technology, adding an interactive storefront enabled by Microsoft’s Kinect technology and interactive touch elements, along with a Love Me station that allows shoppers to customize bears on an interactive table, and a Hear Me station to add sound effects.
Other interactive elements include a Fluff Me station and a Name Me station.