Retail Details: Mid Rivers to open for holiday rush

Excerpt from original article by: Debra Bass, St. Louis Post Dispatch

Mid Rivers to open for holiday rush

The Shoppes at Mid Rivers, opening next month, will be one of the largest retail developments in the St. Louis region. Located north of Interstate 70 in St. Peters, the 270,000-square-foot retail center will house Burlington, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Aspen Dental [Mike Pettit], all set to open in September.

Academy Sports + Outdoors [Scott Bitney] and Famous Footwear will open in October, and Ulta in November. Ross Dress for Less [Ian Silberman], OshKosh B’gosh, Five Below and Nail Lounge plan to open their doors during the first quarter of 2018. Approximately 30,000 square feet of small shop space along with three outparcels ranging from one to two acres are still available.

Mid Rivers is part of an effort by GBT Realty Corporation, a national commercial development company headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., to complete more than 500,000 square feet of retail throughout the Midwest. The group also plans to open the Shoppes of Benton in Little Rock, Ark.; and Silver Lake Village in Oklahoma City, Okla.

“These three centers add over $100 million of retail to these booming markets — a testament to our confidence in this region and the demand for value-oriented retailers,” said Jeff Pape, managing director of the GBT shopping center division, in a press release.

Duluth to swing axes at opening

Duluth Trading Company has announced that its St. Charles location at 1439 Bass Pro Drive [Kevin Shapiro] will open with a bang — or perhaps axes make more of a “thwack” — on Aug. 31.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. and two professional lumberjack shows at noon and 5 p.m. to celebrate the retailer’s workwear for men and women who lead a “hands-on lifestyle.”

You’ll want to keep a safe distance from the Whack and Hack ax-throwing competition between lumberjill Samantha Hadley and lumberjack Nick Hastedt.

There will also be chainsaw wood carving and lumberjack skill demonstrations. Apparently lumberjacks are undeterred by their appearance as the second-worst job on the Forbes magazine list in 2016. But then again, newspaper reporter was No. 1.

Source:  St. Louis Post Dispatch

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