The Shops at Boardwalk
project under construction
by Ivan Foley
Construction is proceeding rapidly on another retail
development on Barry Road near Interstate 29 and Hwy.
152 in Platte County.
A development known as The Shops at Boardwalk is going
in north of Wal-Mart and Lowe's in the southeast quadrant
of I-29 and Hwy. 152.
The 136,000 square foot shopping center will feature
an open-air design. It is set for completion in June.
The construction is the most recent project of RED Development.
"We're thrilled about the opportunity to add yet
another shopping center to the Northland area," said
Dan Lowe, partner at RED Development.
"It will bring an exciting mix of retailers and
give Platte County residents another upscale, open-air
and pedestrian-friendly shopping destination much like
the atmosphere at BarryWoods Crossing," he added.
Some of the businesses set to go in at The Shops of Boardwalk
include Borders Books & Music, Ann Taylor Loft, Talbots,
Chico's, Yankee Candle, Cold Stone Creamery, Planet Sub,
Nextel Communications, and Electronics Boutique.
The new shopping center is being built in what is described
as a "conservative Southwestern design" featuring
unique towers, steel marquees, fabric awnings, varied
bricks, stones and stucco finishes.
"Some tenants may open early, we're predicting June,
but our official grand opening for the shopping center
is Aug. 16," Amy Kraft of the RED marketing staff
told The Landmark this week.
New tenants just confirmed this week include Coldwater
Creek, J. Jill, Jos. A. Banks, Red Star Tavern, Claires
and Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Lowe said The Shops at Boardwalk project is expected
to attract two million shoppers each year and generate
as much as $65 million in annual sales.