Changes at Briarwood: New retailers sign leases, 2 restaurants plan to relocate
Ann Arbor’s Briarwood Mall is undergoing a series of changes as the holiday shopping season quickly approaches.
Photo courtesy of Briarwood Mall
Among the changes:
- International beauty product retailer L’Occitane plans to open in the mall’s center court on Dec. 1. The company operates more than 170 shops in the U.S. and carries body, face and home products, according to its website.
- Local accessories retailer Franklin Vine opened a 751-square-foot store in the JC Penney wing of the mall. The store carries purses, scarves, shoes and jewelry.
- Specialty cookie and brownie retailer Mrs. Fields plans to temporarily close its store on Oct. 14 and relocate to the mall’s center court by late November.
- Carmelita’s Kitchen, the kiosk restaurant that specializes in smoothies, nachos and wraps, is expanding into a larger space in the Sears wing of the mall, with a grand reopening planned for mid-October.
There also are talks of Tricho Salon & Spa combining its two Briarwood studios — one is located inside the mall and the other is attached with an exterior entrance — but Denise Murray, Briarwood’s director of marketing and business development, said nothing is finalized yet.
Other previously reported changes at Briarwood include the planned opening of fast casual Asian restaurant Panda Express by mid-November, the opening of Brighton Collectibles on Dec. 1, the opening of Sisters Arts and Gifts and Build-A-Bear’s closure.
Briarwood Mall, anchored by Macy’s, JC Penney, Von Maur and Sears, is about 1 million square feet. It's owned by Simon Property Group.
Job postings and hiring events are listed on Briarwood Mall’s website and at the Guest Services desk in the mall’s center court.