The Container Store continues to grow its small-format store concept.
The home storage and organization products retailer has opened its 100th store, at The Square at West Windsor, in Princeton, N.J. The 15,000-sq.-ft. outpost is Container Store’s sixth location in New Jersey.
The opening is in line with the retailer’s plans, announced in August, to open six new small format stores in fiscal 2023, with an additional three planned for the first quarter of 2024. The Container Store debuted its small format concept in September 2022, at The Promenade Shops at Briargate, in Colorado Springs, Col.
The 220,000-sq.-ft. The Square at West Windsor is owned by Garden Commercial. Earlier this year, a 3,000-sq.-ft. Starbucks — complete with a café, drive-thru lane, conference room and outdoor seating patio — opened at the center, which is anchored by Lowe’s and Trader Joe’s.
“The Container Store is a strong, nationally recognized brand and a terrific traffic generator,” said Michael Gartenberg, director of Garden Commercial. “It is gratifying to celebrate this store’s much-anticipated opening at The Square at West Windsor. The Container Store is a wonderful addition that is sure to be well received by the community.”
Garden Commercial said it is marketing one remaining, 5,300-sq.-ft. divisible space at The Square at West Windsor.
"The Square at West Windsor’s position as a ‘go-to’ retail destination that attracts best-in-class tenants is well established,” said Garden Commercial’s Jonathan Frieder, managing partner. “This legacy continues in a significant way with the openings of our two newest tenants, The Container Store and Starbucks.”
Based in Short Hills, N.J., Garden Commercial owns and manages in excess of 25 million square feet of retail and office space.