Brooks Brothers to bring newer retail concept to Ann Arbor this year
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The company announced plans this week to open a Flatiron Shop in the under-construction Arbor Hills shopping center on Washtenaw Avenue.
The concept — which first debuted in New York City in 2011 — is similar to Brooks Brothers but less traditional and geared more toward college students and young professionals.
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Along with both men’s and women’s clothing collections, the 7,200-square-foot Flatiron Shop in New York City features exposed brick walls, antique furniture, a lounge area with a TV, and a basement with a foosball table. (Check out a photo gallery)
The Ann Arbor store will be about 3,000 square feet and is set to open in late August, a company spokesperson confirmed.
The Brooks Brothers’ announcement comes shortly after seven other businesses — both local and national — confirmed plans to open in the Arbor Hills center. The roughly 90,000-square-foot development is on Washtenaw between Huron Parkway and Platt Road.
Since the project broke ground in June, construction has moved along quickly. There will be four buildings on the site, and three will have direct frontage off Washtenaw Avenue. The center’s grand opening is scheduled for Aug. 22.
In addition to Brooks Brothers’ Flatiron Shop, the following businesses have confirmed plans to open in Arbor Hills: Running Fit, Arhaus Furniture, Sur La Table, lululemon athletica, a restaurant by the Cafe Zola owners, Pizzeria Biga and Hot Mama women’s boutique.