Summit Fair Lee's Summit
RED Development announced five new tenants for Summit Fair late Thursday afternoon.
McAlister’s Deli, Coldwater Creek, DSW, Jos. A. Bank and EyeMasters are to join Summit Fair, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center located at I-470 and U.S. 50.
McAlister’s Deli offers a menu featuring items ranging from fresh salads, paninis, loaded baked potatoes and signature sandwiches.
In addition to McAlister’s Deli, Summit Fair will also soon be home to Coldwater Creek, which offers apparel, jewelry, fashion and home accessories for women.
Coldwater Creek will operate in a 5,500 square foot store across from Macy’s.
DSW, a shoe store, will open in 14,500 square-foot Summit Fair location. It will be the chain’s fourth store in the metro area.
Jos. A. Bank is a men’s clothing store, and it’s addition will bring more options for men’s apparel at the shopping center.
EyeMasters, a provider of eye care services, will also join Summit Fair, bringing a 3,800 square foot storefront to the J.C. Penney building.
The newly announced tenants will join Macy’s and J.C. Penney, along with Gennaio Boutique, a local boutique specializing in contemporary fashions for women and Jake’s Summit, a Life is good retailer.
Sakura Sushi, Complete Nutrition, I.O. Metro and b:2 a burger boutique, a new concept by the owners of Blanc Burgers + Bottles, all plan to open in the first quarter of 2010. Finish Line and Yankee Candle intend to open shortly after.
Cassie Lane, Summit Fair marketing director said RED expects to announce more tenants in February.
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009 - LSJournal
Summit Fair announces new tenants
RED Development has announced three new tenants to join Summit Fair, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center located at I-470 and U.S. 50 Highway in Lee’s Summit. Among the three new retailers are Complete Nutrition, Finish Line and Yankee Candle.
The Summit Fair center will be the first location for Complete Nutrition in the Kansas City market.
Complete Nutrition is an upscale, nutritional supplement store that concentrates on assisting customers realize their wellness objectives.
“We are all extremely excited to be opening up soon in Kansas City,” said Brent Kremer, certified personal consultant with Complete Nutrition. “We thrive on helping people achieve their health and nutrition goals. We are so excited to get started.”
Yankee Candle is a recognizable name in the candle business with a line that includes more 150 fragrances of seasonal and specialty candles, home fragrance products and candle accessories. Yankee Candle plans a 1,200 square foot store two doors south of Jake’s Summit.
Finish Line, known for offering a selection of brand name athletic footwear, apparel and accessories, plans a 3,800 square foot store across from Yankee Candle. Finish Line offers a wide variety of sport-inspired products.
In addition, Beauty Brands previously announced an agreement with RED Development for a second Lee’s Summit location. The store will include a next generation store design and retail concept that introduces a new store layout and design, including a dynamic retail product offering of prestige color and skincare brands collected in a unique retail environment called “The Studio.”
However, the Lee’s Summit City Council had to approve the store’s location, since it will make the second location for the chain in Lee’s Summit. The council voted 5-2 in favor of the Summit Fair location.
“It’s exciting to announce more quality tenants to join Summit Fair,” said Cassie Lane, marketing director for Summit Fair. “With each visit to Summit Fair, shoppers are going to discover something new.”
The new tenants will join already open retailers, Gennaio Boutique, a local boutique specializing in contemporary fashions for women and Jake’s Summit, a Life is Good retailer and anchors Macy’s and JCPenney.
Sakura Sushi is looking to open by the end of the year. And I.O. Metro and b:2 a burger boutique, are scheduled to open soon.
Miranda Wycoff contributed to this article.
Shops to set up shop at new Lee's Summit mall
Two more tenants have been named for Lee’s Summit’s new open-air Summit Fair center.
I.O. Metro, eclectic imported furniture and accessories, is set to open this fall. Based in Bentonville, Ark., I.O. Metro has 14 locations across the Midwest.
Gennaio Boutique, a locally owned store specializing in contemporary fashions for women, is scheduled to open Labor Day weekend. It also has a location in Raymore.
Summit Fair, at the southeast corner of Interstate 470 and U.S. 50, got off to a busy start over the weekend as shoppers checked out the new Macy’s and J.C. Penney stores.
Macy’s on Saturday held its charity day event, a preview sale that raises money for area charities and gives customers big discounts. Customers were especially lined up in the children’s department, housewares and lingerie. Draws for this location include Carol’s Daughter and Benefit Cosmetics with a “brow bar” in the cosmetics department, Tommy Hilfiger women’s wear sizing, and Greendog and First Impressions in infants.
The store officially opens Wednesday.
J.C. Penney, meanwhile, had a soft opening about a week ago, and its official opening was Friday.
The 500,000-square-foot Summit Fair is a joint venture of RED Development and CBL & Associates Properties Inc. Tenants will include home furnishings stores, men’s and women’s fashion, restaurants and specialty retailers.
Ernesto Peralta, partner in Circle Restaurant Group, owner of Blanc Burgers + Bottles, plans to open B:2 A Burger Boutique there by November.
Located off Interstate 470 and U.S. 50, Summit Fair is just east of RED Development’s SummitWoods Crossing, whose tenants include SuperTarget, Best Buy, Borders and Kohl’s.
Submitted by Steve Rosen on August 4, 2009 - 9:23am.
Although no more tenants for the Summit Fair Lifestyle Center have been announced, RED Development is pleased the project is on schedule — with Macy’s and JC Penney to open the first week of August.
“That’s all the tenants that are committed to opening up in August,” said Dave Claflin, RED vice president of marketing. “Right now we’re in the process of talking with restaurants and retailers who have indicated an interest and figuring out exactly who’s going to open up when.”
In September, RED and Lee’s Summit Mayor Karen Messerli announced that retailers Coldwater Creek, DSW, Ulta, Jos A. Bank, American Eagle and Victoria’s Secret committed to the 550,000 square foot lifestyle center. But Claflin said the chains have yet to commit to an opening date.
In addition to those committed tenants, he said the company is in the process of talking with “a number of other retailers and restaurants.”
Claflin said the economy is affecting the retailer’s decisions on when to open in Summit Fair.
“Definitely the economy has affected us,” Claflin said. “A lot of national retailers are now focusing on expanding and growing their existing stores instead of growing and expanding their market, which is how it had been for years.”
But Claflin said RED is expecting to get more opening date commitments within the next two months.
Additionally, the company is optimistic about the lifestyle center despite the struggling economy.
“When you look at other companies and developers right now, we’re really moving along at a good pace, he said. “We’re one of the few living up to the size and scale of development that we started at.”
Claflin said construction at Summit Fair is on time and on schedule, with grand opening festivities of the center and the two anchor stores planned just in time for the Back to School sales tax holiday weekend.
“Now we’re just trying to get other tenants to open with them,” he said.
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