MOA to Get New Stores Before the Holidays

The Bloomington megamall reportedly has a new group of tenants coming and thus expects to be fully leased this holiday season.

With a new group of tenants soon to arrive, the Mall of America is expected to be fully leased this holiday season, according to a Pioneer Press report.

The Bloomington shopping center is currently 95 percent occupied and will “essentially be full” after eight retailers and two restaurants open in the coming weeks, prior to the start of the holiday season, Maureen Bausch, the mall's executive vice president of business development, told the Pioneer Press.

According to the St. Paul newspaper, the incoming tenants include:

  • Kiehl's: A skin-care shop opening its first location in Minnesota.
  • Stuart Weitzman: A New York designer offering upscale shoes and handbags.
  • Ecco: A shoe store opening November 4.
  • Peeps & Company: A candymaker opening late this year at one of the entrances to Nickelodeon Universe.
  • Fixology Jewelry and Watch Repair: A watch repair shop that also sells jewelry and watches.
  • Faribault Woolen Mill Company: Will open a temporary shop on November 17 that sells blankets and other woven goods.
  • Stir Crazy: An Asian restaurant with a full-service bar, opening on November 21.
  • Jamba Juice: A juice stand.
  • Dick's Last Resort: A southern-themed restaurant to be located in the mall's entertainment-oriented fourth floor.

Three other new tenants reportedly opened this month at the shopping center. They are: French-themed bakery and cafe Pardon My French, costume jewelry shop Maria Rivolta, and casual clothing retailer Len.

The Mall of America opened its doors in 1992 and has about 520 stores, shops, and kiosks. More than 11,000 employees work at the mall, which attracts 40 million visitors annually.