The , an outdoor shopping center, celebrated its third anniversary with a few big announcements. The center’s vacancy rate is low – just 3 percent – and three new shops will open in the fall.
With these new shop opening announcements, the center has 97 percent of its spaces leased – a big milestone for any shopping center in this economy. The soon-to-open shops are Charming Charlie, Crazy 8 and Me Gusta Baby. Earlier this year Pet Food Express announced its opening, which is expected in October. Pet Food Express will take over the former Orvis building. Orvis relocated into a space near Mikuni Kaizan.
“We are happy to be adding these three great concepts for our customers,” said Gloria Wright, center manager, in a release. “Crazy 8 and Me Gusta Kids are a perfect fit for our many patrons who are also parents. Charming Charlie is such a fun concept that will be a destination for those who love accessories or need a great gift.”
Details on the three new shops:
Charming Charlie – A women’s fashion accessory boutique the sells earrings, bracelets, hats and scarves. The national chain boutique is arranged by color to easily locate items. Charming Charlie will take over 7,500-square-feet and is expected to open in October.
Crazy 8 – A Gymboree-owned concept, Crazy 8 offers fashionable outfits for girls and boys sizes 0 to 14. Crazy 8 has leased 2,000-square-feet next to Le Petit Chateau and expects to open in October.
Me Gusta Baby – A 100 percent eco-friendly/fair trade children’s boutique will feature organic clothing, bedding and accessories; non-toxic nursery furniture and toys for infants through school-age children. The shop is a second location for owners Glenn and Raj Simpson, who also own Me Gusta Baby in Auburn. Me Gusta Kids has leased 2,000-square-feet near Sur La Table and is expected to open by mid-September.