A flurry of new store and restaurant arrivals at the Mall of America and Rosedale Center have been announced this week.
Rosedale Center will become the location for the third Urban Outfitters in Minnesota, adding to the existing stores at the Mall of America and in Minneapolis' Uptown.
The 8,619-square-foot store will be located on the second level at the center court, and is expected to open this fall.
The recently-renovated Rosedale Center says the addition of Urban Outfitters comes amid a wider effort to offer a "youth wave of fresh retail concepts" and public events that "reflect changing tastes."
"Urban Outfitters does an amazing job of connecting with young, style-conscious customers, offering the kind of identity-driven retail experience they’re looking for now," said Sarah Fossen, director of marketing and experience at Rosedale Center.
"They really are one of a kind, and I anticipate strong interest from our shoppers."
Meanwhile, in Bloomington, the Mall of America will become the first Midwest location for SJP, the fashion label owner by "Sex And The City" star Sarah Jessica Parker.
The 1,300-square-foot boutique will be located on Level 1, West, and feature an "iconic line" of footwear, accessories and the "signature dress designed by Sarah Jessica Parker."
A quote from Parker in the press release suggests she'll be in town for the opening this summer, noting: "We can’t wait to meet all of our new customers at the Mall of America."
Another new arrival at the MOA will be Bonchon, the national Korean fried chicken chain that opened its first Minnesota location in Uptown last October, and is following it up with a second restaurant in Dinkytown.
The MOA will be its third, with the mall's website noting that the eatery is "coming soon" and will be located on Level 3, South.