West Elm to open first Washington location
Brooklyn, N.Y. — Williams Sonoma-owned home-furnishings retailer West Elm said Tuesday that it will make its Washington State debut with a new store in Seattle, slated to open Oct. 6.
The 15,000-sq.-ft. store will feature a number of unique design details, according to West Elm, including a living wall and an art installation designed specifically for the location.
Like other West Elm stores, the Seattle location is designed using green materials and includes low-energy lighting, low-VOC paints and reclaimed hardwood floors.
Eight national retailers to open at River Chase
Covington, La. — Stirling Properties said Monday that River Chase Shopping Center Phase Two, which broke ground in August, has added eight new national tenants that will bring 85,000 sq. ft. of retail space to River Chase as part of an expansion to the development’s existing shopping center. All stores are expected to open spring 2012.
Five of the eight national tenants have signed leases. Michaels will occupy 28,290 sq. ft., Chuck E. Cheese’s will occupy 15,400 sq. ft., Ulta will occupy 10,000 sq. ft., Charming Charlie will occupy 8,000 sq. ft., and Carter’s will occupy 4,300 sq. ft.
The remaining three national tenants are in lease and will be announced in the near future.
This announcement comes on the heels of the official announcement that Wal-Mart Stores will build an upscale Sam’s Club at River Chase, which is scheduled to open in fall 2012 — just months after these multiple retailers open.
AT&T opens at Huntley Grove
Huntley, Ill. — Tucker Development Corp. said that AT&T has opened a new store at Huntley Grove, the developer’s 350,000-sq.-ft., multi-tenant shopping center in Huntley, Ill.
AT&T occupies a 1,000-sq.-ft. space at the center.
Huntley Grove is anchored by a 176,000-sq.-ft. Walmart Supercenter, joined by State Farm, T-Mobile, AutoZone, The UPS Store and Jimano’s Pizzeria.