Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A grand opening party is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
City Sports will open its new, larger “concept” store within Suburban Square in Ardmore on Saturday, company officials said. Taking over the space previously occupied by Talbots, the 8,000 square-foot store will feature a “refreshed and fully integrated shopping experience, including the brand’s new women’s concept,” according to a recent corporate statement. The focus on women includes “apparel and fit consultants,” and what the company claims is the most comprehensive assortment of sports bras in the Western world (check out the “Bra Finder” here), along with a large selection of training pants, yoga and pilates gear. Other features of the new space include a freestanding footwear wall, an iPad station and lockers for participants in …
Friday, December 16, 2011
A prominent Montgomery Avenue location will give the store high visibility.
In the past few weeks, construction has finally started to clear in front of the new City Sports location at Suburban Square in Ardmore. Customers are again able to walk through parts of the shopping center’s courtyard, and recently, City Sports covered the windows of the former Talbots with large promotional posters. “We will have a much more interactive experience for our customers,” said Keiko Kimball, manager of the Suburban Square City Sports. “There will be a lot more for the customer to do instead of just shop.” Kimball explained that the new City Sports concept will involve a unique shopping experience, featuring “iPad stations,” or kiosks, for online ordering and technical information on the store’s products—or simply to listen to…
Friday, September 16, 2011
The shopping center's GM is not worried about recent big-name vacancies.
Fourth in a series about changes at Suburban Square in Ardmore. * The news over the past couple of months has not been great for Suburban Square, with several high-end shops closing, part of a national downsizing or liquidation trend that’s affecting everything from bookstores to wedding dresses. The Coach store closed in the Spring. Pierre Deux’s French parent company no longer exists and is liquidating. The elite string of Priscilla of Boston bridal shops are closing, including the one on St. James Place, just as you enter the Square’s courtyard, which is undergoing a major re-do. At the other end of the courtyard, Talbots closed its doors last week. But Mark Bachus, the shopping center’s general manager—though frustrated at times—is not…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
We'll look at the new courtyard taking shape and see what's in store for the center's stores.
Thursday we'll feature an extended interview with Mark Bachus, general manager of Suburban Square in Ardmore, about what's happening with construction at the property, thoughts on replacing Priscilla of Boston, parking issues—and a review what else is leaving, what's coming, and how things are looking overall financially. In the meantime, check out the first two installments of the series, on the Apple Store's temporary closure and Pierre Deux's permanent departure, along with City Sports' big move into the recently vacated, and quite large, Talbots space.
The retailer is bringing a new iPad-oriented fitness "concept" to the space.
Second in a series about changes at Suburban Square in Ardmore. * City Sports, nestled in the midst of Suburban Square’s courtyard in Ardmore, will be taking over the large space vacated just last week by Talbots, the women’s clothier that is closing more than 100 of its stores nationwide. “City Sports has an amazing new concept store and they are going to use that same concept here,” said Mark Bachus, Suburban Square’s general manager. “It’s going to be an upgrade to what they could do here because they were limited with the square footage.” The Talbots space means another 10,000 square feet for City Sports, which will take the keys to the space within the next week. An article last December in the Georgetown Patch, in Washington D.C., …