Mall of America adds its 17th new tenant since the beginning of the year

Al Urbanski
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Climbzone's hydraulic auto-belay system promises safe ascents and descents to climbers of all ages.

Common wisdom from real estate analysts as we emerge from the pandemic is that the best malls will survive, and Mall of America appears to be proof of that.

The largest mall in America at 5.6 million sq. ft., MOA has announced that it has signed another seven new tenants after adding 10 in January.

Most visible among the new attractions is likely to be Climbzone, a family entertainment center from New Zealand whose climbing walls are art pieces (spider webs, Mount Rushmore) that can be safely scaled by toddlers and their grandparents alike. The concept’s hydraulic auto-belay system allows climbers to take control of their ascent and safely return them to the ground without relying on another person.

Other tenants joining the roster at Triple Five’s massive mall in Bloomington, Minn., are:

Blue Nile – Digitally native retailer of handcrafted engagement rings and other jewelry.

Ebisu –  Japanese lifestyle store featuring everything from kitchenware and beauty products to everyday necessities and electronics.

Kura Sushi –  Innovative Japanese restaurant concept is the pioneer of the revolving sushi concept, in which guests can select Maki and Sashimi from a revolving bar or order directly from a touchpad.

Nectar Bath Treats – Offers handmade bath and beauty confections with simple and clean ingredients inspired by nature. 

Offline by Aerie –   American Eagle Outfitter sub-brand specializes in leggings, sports bras, tops, workout dresses and more made of soft, luxe fabrics.

Purple –  Mattress maker known for its signature GelFlex Grid, which promises to provide support and adapts to body movements without trapping body heat.