Arc’teryx Opening First East Coast Store in CityCenter
High-end Canadian outdoor clothing and outfitting company Arc’teryx is planning to open its first east coast store at CityCenter in the District. The outlet will be the outfitter’s fourth U.S. location; the other Arc’teryx stores are in Minneapolis, Portland and Seattle. The company was originally eyeing Georgetown for a brick-and-mortar shop, but decided that the swanky retail mix at CityCenter was a better fit for the company, whose lightweight jackets start at $325.
Edward Goldmeier of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank helped broker the deal. He told Washington Business Journal that, “with no disrespect to T.J. Maxx … when that starts to be the big face in Georgetown as opposed to what was originally proposed as a Bloomingdale’s, it does affect an outsider’s view of what’s going on there.”
Arc’teryx will join Hugo Boss, Burberry, Kate Spade, Longchamp and a number of upscale restaurants in the luxurious mixed-use development.