J.Jill to open store in Arbor Hills shopping center on Washtenaw Avenue
Lizzy Alfs | AnnArbor.com
The Massachusetts-based chain finalized a deal Wednesday to occupy about 3,250 square feet in the development on Washtenaw Avenue, said North Shore Properties Group’s Max Reiswerg, one of the Arbor Hills developers.
Located between Huron Parkway and Platt Road across from the Huron Village shopping center, the 90,700-square-foot Arbor Hills will open to its first shoppers at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22.
J.Jill is a women’s fashion retailer that was originally founded in 1959 as a single specialty store. Now with more than 200 locations, the retail stores sell women’s apparel, accessories and footwear. J.Jill is owned by private equity firms Golden Gate Capital and Arcapita and also operates catalog and online businesses. (View the J.Jill website)
A representative with J.Jill could not immediately be reached to comment for details on the Ann Arbor store.
Including J.Jill, there are 18 confirmed tenants in the Arbor Hills shopping center, which includes 15 retailers, two restaurants and one coffee shop/juice bar. J.Jill joins women’s fashion retailers Madewell, V2V, Hot Mama and Anthropologie at the center.
Eleven tenants plan to open to shoppers on Thursday, Aug. 22, while the remaining seven are finishing individual build-outs and will open in the next two months.
Reiswerg said there is one remaining retail space in the shopping center, and he’s negotiating a deal with a high-profile restaurant user for another space.
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