Poag Shopping Centers has long studded its developments with the restaurants, entertainment providers, and greenspaces that move traffic into retail centers. But the company’s chief is seeing new life for classic apparel shops, as well.
“In the last six months, we’ve seen tenants like Ann Taylor and Chico’s doing extremely well,” said Josh Poag. “People started leaving their homes and going back to work and traveling and need new clothes.”
The company that invented the lifestyle center has welcomed 14 new tenants to its centers that cover a wide range of categories. Mayweather Boxing + Fitness and the OVME cosmetic medical service enterprise opened at The Avenue in Peachtree City.
Arriving at Chicago’s Roosevelt Collection Shops is a tenant focused on a time of day when little shopping happens. The Museum of Dream Space, a.k.a MoDS, is the first digital art museum in the United States, with other locations in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas.
A double-chicken debut is happening at its La Centerra at Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas. The Crack Shack will be serving SoCal-influenced fried chicken and Nando’s adds a South African favorite--flame-grilled Peri-Peri bird.
“Restaurants are in our DNA,” said Poag. “People always want more restaurants. Every time we open a new one, volumes go up across the center.”