Mid Rivers Mall announces significant investment and upgrades on the property

St. Peters, MO, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — On the heels of the announcement by H&M to open a store at Mid Rivers Mall this fall, the mall is also excited to announce several store relocations to make way for the new store, as well as significant investment and upgrades both inside and outside the property.

Three national retailers have made a commitment to stay at Mid Rivers Mall, despite the need for them to relocate for the new H&M store. Claire’s will move to a new 1,250 square foot space on the lower level in Center Court. Justice will relocate to a new 4,100 square foot space on the lower level near Dillard’s. Lane Bryant will move to a new 5,000 square foot space on the lower level in the Dillard’s wing. All three will open in their new locations by this summer. American Eagle Outfitters is also reinvesting in their store at the mall by completing a remodel of the space in their current location on the lower level in the Dillard’s wing.

Mid Rivers Mall will also be opening a new “Pop-Up Shop” next month, an opportunity for local boutiques to try their business in a mall setting for one week at a time. Additional details are forthcoming in the coming weeks, but small businesses interested in more information about this new leasing opportunity can contact Justine Robinson, Specialty Leasing Manager, at 636.970.2610 ext. 227.

In addition to these retailer moves inside the mall, Mid Rivers Mall is also investing in the interior with several projects. First, the Center Court escalators will be replaced. Second, both elevators will be improved with new finishes and mechanical upgrades. Finally, new digital directories will be installed throughout the mall. All of the interior projects will be complete by this summer.

Finally, several major improvements are being made on the exterior of the mall as well. The parking lot lights will be upgraded to LED, plus 24 more poles will be installed throughout the lot. The majority of the lot will be resurfaced this year, and the remaining portion completed in 2019.

“Between the new H&M, several store relocations and the significant investment both inside and outside the property, a ‘Mid-amorphosis’ at Mid Rivers Mall is taking place,” said the mall’s General Manager, Spencer Dawkins.  “These new stores and enhancements prove to our shoppers and the community that Mid Rivers Mall is THE major shopping destination in St. Charles County.”

Mid Rivers Mall completed a full interior renovation program at the end of 2013, which included new flooringupdated interior colors and paint, energy-efficient lighting upgrades, plus new amenities including soft seating areas and holiday décor. In 2016, Mid Rivers Mall made the investment in a brand new HVAC system.

About Mid Rivers Mall
Mid Rivers Mall is owned and managed by CBL Properties and includes over 140 specialty stores including Bath & Body Works, Charlotte Russe, The Children’s Place, Express, Francesca’s, LOFT, New York & Company Outlet,  a 14-screen Marcus Theatre, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Best Buy.  Mid Rivers Mall is conveniently located along Interstate 70 and Mid Rivers Mall Drive. For more information about Mid Rivers Mall, please call 636.970.2610, or visit the website at www.ShopMidRiversMall.com.

SOURCE: CBL Properties



ascena retail group names Eric Hunter as President, Plus Fashion segment including Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique brands

MAHWAH, N.J., 2018-Jan-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA), announced today that Eric Hunter will serve as President of ascena’s Plus Fashion segment which includes the Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique brands.

“Eric’s broad experience and focus on the customer makes him well-equipped to take on this essential leadership position,” said Gary Muto, President and Chief Executive Officer of ascena Brands.

Mr. Hunter’s background includes more than 20 years of diverse marketing experience. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Pier 1 Imports, Inc., a position he held since 2013. Mr. Hunter also has experience as Senior Vice President and acting Chief Marketing Officer for JCPenney Company where he led strategy, research, creative, media, customer relationship management and digital direction. Prior to that, Mr. Hunter served as Chief Marketing Officer & Group President with Kellwood Company. He also gained experience at PMK/HBH/Momentum and Creative Artists Agency. Mr. Hunter earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing and International Business from Northeastern University and his master’s degree from the University of Oxford.

“After a comprehensive search process, we have found an outstanding individual to assume leadership of these iconic brands,” said David Jaffe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the ascena retail group, inc. “Eric has a track record of strong leadership, vision and strategy both inside and outside of retail that make him uniquely qualified to lead our Plus Fashion segment into the future.”

“I’m very excited to join ascena and contribute to the company’s transformation and growth efforts by leading Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique,” said Mr. Hunter.

About ascena retail group, inc. ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA) is a leading national specialty retailer offering apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Premium Fashion segment (Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey), Value Fashion segment (maurices and dressbarn), Plus Fashion segment (Lane Bryant, Catherines and Cacique), and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion segment (Justice). ascena retail group, inc. operates ecommerce websites and approximately 4,800 stores throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

For more information about ascena retail group, inc. visit: ascenaretail.com, AnnTaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.com, maurices.com, dressbarn.com, lanebryant.com, Catherines.com, and shopjustice.com.

Source: ascena retail group, inc.

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