Mall of America to Add 9 New Retailers, Bowling
The Mall of America will welcome nine new retailers and a bowling alley with a restaurant this year, the mall said Monday. Most of the new retailers will be in the Bloomington shopping center's newly renovated south wing.
The mall added 28 new retailers, entertainment, and pop-up concepts last year. This year's additions are mostly in the luxury category.
“We are continuing to lure luxury retailers to Mall of America after the South Avenue renovation,” Maureen Bausch, the mall's executive vice president of business development, said in a statement. Bausch also said that the mall expects to continue to attract new retailers as it revamps other wings of the mall.
The incoming tenants include:
Michael Kors: An accessories and shoe store from the Project Runway judge
Stuart Weitzman: A New York designer offering upscale shoes and handbags
Superdry: A United Kingdom-based casual clothing brand
Armani Exchange: Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani's moderately priced clothing chain
Naartjie Kids: A kids clothing brand from Cape Town, South Africa. This is the “natural fabrics” line's debut store in the five-state region.
Bettie Page: A 1950s-style clothing store
See's Candies: A California-based chocolate and candy chain, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Merrell Shoes: A global brand of sports, hiking, and casual shoes
Desigual: A Spanish casual clothing chain
The mall will also add Sky Deck Sports Grille and Lanes, which offers dining, bowling, video games, and sports viewing.
The Mall of America, which opened its doors in 1992, features more than 500 stores and more than 11,000 employees work at the mall.