Rosedale Center wants you to know it is navigating the COVID-19 outbreak successfully, and even has a new Lululemon store on the way.
In a Monday press release titled "Rosedale Center Prevails Throughout the Pandemic," Minnesota's third-most visited mall says it has recently added a Chatime tea shop, and premium footwear outlet Tradehome Shoes despite the downturn in bricks-and-mortar retail.
And in even bigger news, athleisure giant Lululemon is set to open a new location in the Roseville mall the fall.
Describing itself as the "Twin Cities' master at adaptation," the mall says it has also remodeled its American Eagle and Aerie stores.
In October, the 50-year-old Rosedale Center announced plans for its largest expansion project yet. In March, plans for public comment showed the $200 million expansion would include around 560 apartments, including 215 senior units, two hotels with 340 rooms, 90,000 square feet of office space and 200,000 square feet of retail space.
The plans also outlined 7.3 acres of green space, an increase from the existing 5.5 existing acres. Construction was expected to begin in "spring 2020" and end in 2023.
The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes adds five stores
Rosedale isn't the only Twin Cities shopping complex to add new retailers.
On Monday The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove it plans to add five new stores to its recently remodeled center.
These will include Xfinity, motorcycle supply shop Cycle Gear, a "membership-driven express spa" called Face Foundrié, coworking space CoHAUS, and Fox Run, a boutique featuring Minnesota designers and artists.