J.Crew Mercantile to open first-to-market store at Park Road Shopping Center

Oct 06, 2015, 09:07 ET from EDENS

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- EDENS, one of the leading real estate developers in the country, announced today that J.Crew Mercantile will open at Park Road Shopping Center in early 2016. The location will be a first for the Charlotte market and will occupy the space next to Blackhawk Hardware.

J.Crew launched J.Crew Mercantile earlier this year, combining the brand's signature style with a new standalone shopping concept. Currently, there are only two open locations of the concept. At Park Road, the store joins other growing fashion brands including Onward Reserve and Julie's.

"We have instituted a number of changes over the past few years at Park Road and brought in a number of exciting new names in dining and retail," said Lyle Darnall, managing director for EDENS. "Partnering with J.Crew Mercantile is an important step toward bringing in more national retailers for Park Road and the entire Charlotte market."

In addition to Park Road Shopping Center, EDENS owns and operates Myers Park Center, Atherton Mill and Kenilworth Commons in the Charlotte area.

About Park Road Shopping Center: Initially opened in 1956, Park Road Shopping Center has long been one of the most popular and storied retail centers in Charlotte. EDENS has worked to preserve the center's sense of place and close community ties, while enhancing the family-friendly atmosphere and diverse merchandising mix. Anchored by Harris Teeter, Blackhawk Hardware, Michael's and Regal Park Cinemas, the center is also pedestrian-friendly, making for a perfect day with the family.

About EDENS: EDENS develops, owns and operates community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. Focusing on innovative development and redevelopment together with key acquisitions in urban areas, the company has built an institutional-quality portfolio of more than 120 retail centers. EDENS has regional headquarters in Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, Houston and Columbia, SC. For additional information about the company and its retail real estate portfolio, please visit www.edens.com.

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