- ULTA Beauty
- Fancesca's Collection
- BlackFinn American Grille
- Z Gallerie
- Fleet Feet Sports
- White House Black Market
- Republic of Couture
- Chica Loca (by Restaurants-America)
A pretty impressive list if you ask us.
What else was learned tonight? Well it's still going to be a little time before any of the store actually open. According to the press release the target date for opening is Autumn 2013. Also mentioned was another round of announcement in 4-5 months. Obviously nothing was promised, but they seemed optimistic on this subject.
Our initial thoughts are job well done. These are all quality stores and definitely a step in the right direction for the retail scene on Roosevelt.
Our second thought immediately goes to some of the other stores that were rumored but not announced. Lululemon, Lettuce Entertain You restaurant and the elephant in the room, Apple Inc. Crain's adds this about the latter retail establishment:
Mr. McCaffery added that he is not currently in talks with Apple, saying discussions that the technology company would open a retail location in Roosevelt Collection had always been speculative.
Strange about the Apple thing. Seems like a couple people jumped the gun earlier this year. The other strange piece of news is the lack of a commitment from YardHouse. Back in late August a reader tipped us to the locations site of YardHouse's website and sure enough it said "opening in 2013 at Roosevelt Collection". That was shortly removed and apparently isn't happening for the time being. Strange.
So what do you think? Is this what you expected?
Progress is progress. Kudos to McCaffery Interests and the Roosevelt Collection team!