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ROOKWOOD COMMONS NEARS FULL OCCUPANCY WITH ADDITION OF NEW CARHARTT, J.CREW FACTORY, AND RALLY HOUSE STORES
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Increased leasing activity during the last six months brings the center to 99% occupancy with the addition of new Carhartt, J.Crew Factory and Rally House stores.
Columbus, OH

Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc. (Anderson), a pioneer in the Lifestyle/Open Air Center format, together with CASTO, one of the countrys leading real estate companies, announced today that increased leasing activity during the last six months brings the center to 99% occupancy with the addition of new Carhartt, J.Crew Factory and Rally House stores. Additionally, negotiations are underway to lease the only remaining 1,500 s.f. space at Rookwood, which will achieve full occupancy at the center located at Edwards and Madison Roads in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The Rookwood location of Carhartt is the companys first company-owned retail store in Ohio. The 4,260 s.f. Carhartt store, located in the space formerly occupied by The Childrens Place, carries mens, womens and kids apparel, including mens Series 1889 denim, ripstop and twill work wear along with retail exclusive products including woven tops, tees, sweats, and washed twill and denim.

J.Crew Factory will occupy the 6,480 s.f. space formerly occupied by Coldwater Creek.  The store will offer fun, easy-to-wear womens, mens and childrens apparel pieces as well as shoes and accessories available exclusively at J.Crew Factory stores.

Rally House Rookwood opened its doors on July 13, 2014 and is the companys second store in Cincinnati.  The Rookwood store occupies 8,500 square feet next to DSW and offers an expansive selection of apparel (t-shirts, hats, jerseys, jackets), gifts and home dcor representing local college and professional sports. 

 

About ROOKWOOD

Offering the most unique shopping and dining destination in Cincinnati, Rookwood is conveniently located just five minutes from downtown.  Serving an impressive daytime population of nearly 339,500 people within five miles, the outstanding mix of tenants includes established national retailers and restaurants like Whole Foods Market, REI, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Talbots, White House/Black Market, Stein Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, P.F Changs China Bistro and Don Pablos.  Anderson developed the Rookwood project, which includes Rookwood Commons, Rookwood Pavilion and Rookwood Exchange, and performs on-going leasing efforts.  For more leasing information, please contact Emily Bevis at (513) 241-5800.  CASTO performs the property management function at the 588,273 s.f. retail center.

 

About J.CREW FACTORY

J.Crew Factory is part of J.Crew Group, Inc., an internationally recognized multi-brand retailer of womens, mens and childrens apparel, shoes and accessories. In addition to the 125 J.Crew Factory stores located in 39 states and Canada, J.Crew also operates J.Crew, J.Crew Baby, Crewcuts and Madewell stores throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.  More information is available at www.jcrew.com.

 

About CARHARTT, INC.

Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Carhartt is a global premium work wear brand with a rich heritage of developing rugged apparel for workers on and off the job.  Headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, Carhartt is family owned and managed and has approximately 4,400 employees worldwide.  For more information, visit www.carhartt.com.

 

About RALLY HOUSE

Founded in 1989 by Pet and Tim Liebert, Rally House began as Kansas Sampler, a mail-order company that specialized in local and regional gifts.  Rally House currently operates stores throughout Kansas, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Michigan.  Staying true to its roots, the offers a great selection of team-related apparel and gifts, including exclusive designs found only at Rally House.  For more information, visit www.rallyhouse.com.

 

About CASTO

CASTO, a fully integrated real estate organization since 1926, is a recognized leader in the ownership, management, acquisition and development of commercial shopping centers and multi-family residences, office buildings and corporate parks.  CASTOs growing portfolio currently includes over 23 million square feet of commercial property and nearly 4,000 residential units located primarily throughout the midwestern and southeastern United States.  CASTO currently has more than two million square feet of retail in development. To learn more about CASTO, visit www.castoinfo.com.

 

About JEFFREY R. ANDERSON REAL ESTATE INC.

Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, is an award-winning developer of Mixed-Use, Urban Redevelopment and Lifestyle/Open Air Centers throughout the Midwest.  Responsible for nearly eight million (8,000,000) square feet of successful retail development, Anderson also brings expertise in leasing, tenant coordination and property management.  For more information about Jeffrey R. Anderson Real Estate, Inc., visit www.Anderson-RealEstate.com.

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