The new owner of Uptown Minneapolis' Calhoun Square just signed on Canadian retailer Arc'teryx as its next tenant—marking the latest of several outdoor apparel stores to open in the neighborhood.
The Minneapolis-based Ackerberg Group, which recently acquired the 170,521-square-foot Calhoun Square, has said it plans to invest in renovations and attract new tenants. The company said late Wednesday that Arc'teryx will occupy 2,565 square feet at the retail complex. It will be located on the first floor in suite 1150, between the H&M and AT&T stores, according to a spokesperson.
North Vancouver, British Columbia-based Arc'teryx specializes in apparel and equipment for hiking, climbing, running, snow sports, and other outdoor activities. (The company's name refers to the Archaeopteryx, the earliest known bird, the company said.)
“Our newest retail tenant, Arc’teryx, is the kind of tenant we want in Calhoun Square,” Jackie Knight, senior managing director at Ackerberg, said in a statement. “This international tenant only has one store per market, and they’ve chosen the Uptown area for that store.”
Arc’teryx is not, however, the only outdoor apparel company in Uptown: Directly across the street from Calhoun Square sit North Face and Columbia stores.
TCB’s sister publication MplsSt.Paul noted that Arc’teryx is the first new tenant announced since Ackerberg bought the property, and the choice seems to align with the new owner's vision of making Calhoun Square a shopping destination. Arc’teryx has just one other store in the United States, which opened last year in Seattle.
Ackerberg's Knight said of Arc’teryx: "They are a perfect fit for our vision of the property: one-of-a-kind experiences, whether that be from unique product lines, menu offerings, or the level of service that you receive while visiting. This tenant will certainly be a destination retailer for outdoor enthusiasts in the Twin Cities.”