DSW Opening at Former Borders Location

Designer Shoe Warehouse will be opening in March of 2013.

DSW, Designer Shoe Warehouse, will open at the former Borders building on 76th Street in March of 2013.

Gary Stein, leasing broker for CBRE, said construction will start in December. Until then Halloween Express is scheduled as a temporary tenant later this year. 

Borders, the national chain, filed for bankruptcy last summer. 

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Cheryl Sanders June 19, 2012 at 02:06 PM
That is good news. Too bad I heard that Old Navy is going out of the mall.... hope they find a new tenant soon. That will be a big empty space until they fill it - and it's right by the new Macy's!
SouthShore Skamp June 19, 2012 at 07:48 PM
If true, that's too bad about Old Navy. Southridge can do all the cosmetic stuff it wants to the mall itself, but the mix of stores needs to be elevated. Southridge and its surrounding area should aspire to be more like Bay Shore or Mayfair, but I sense it only wants to be another S. 27th St. How about a P.F. Chang's, or a Cheesecake Factory or a Fleming's steak restaurant? Instead, we'll be getting a Panda Express. Really? A Fresh Market grocery would have been nice in this former Border's space to compete with the Walmart grocery across the street. As far as Macy's, I doubt there is another one anywhere in the country with a Walmart across the street from it.
Donna June 21, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Since these are really tough economic times, not sure how well Macy's will do over the long haul since they are pretty pricey. Not fond of Walmart but I am guessing, its a necessary evil for the low prices they have, and I worry that many of the newer businesses won't make it either if they are all high dollar since people are still tightening belts financially...
Bren June 21, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Not sure if anyone noticed the large shoe store right across the street when the DSW agreement was being signed. The idea, I should think, is not to bring in competitor stores but to bring in unique stores that attract people who can pay mall prices. A relative shared recently that they had entered the DSW on Mayfair Road but left after observing people trying on shoes with bare feet, leaving boxes strewn, etc. That's not an attractive or healthful shopping experience. It appears negative to state this, but in fact it is a simple reinforcement of my current affairs: I will not shop at Walmart on patriotic grounds, I have a MSG issue so no Panda Express for me, and DSW just doesn't seem terribly sanitary, based on what I have been told. I would have shopped at a William Sonoma or Fresh Market/Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, etc., and definitely would enjoy dining at P.F. Changs and other restaurants SouthShore Skamp has suggested. Mall security is also an issue, and especially once the Walmart opens. According to police reports, stolen credit cards are often taken to the nearest Walmart because signatures and i.d.s aren't generally checked. The Greendale Village board, in its wisdom, has chosen to install a Walmart right across the street from the mall. How Greendale would benefit from some real marketing expertise right now! Hire a consultant!


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