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If The District at Green Valley Ranch has their way, they are thinking about some top of the line tenants they'd like to bring to outdoor shopping center. We can't promise they will signing on the dotted line soon, but Racked Vegas has seen paperwork that hints at the direction the landlords would like The District to be heading as a retail destination.
Last year, to mixed reaction, the outdoor mall switched its pedestrian-friendly Main Street over to two-way vehicle access. But a proposal from Chris Connors, the owner of on-site healthy cafe Rachel's Kitchen, wants to give Thursdays back to the people and shut down the street to cars for a few hours. Connors is proposing a farmers' market to be launched on April 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., then continue every Thursday until June 26. After a short break the event would continue from Aug. 28 through Dec. 18. The proposal will receive a review by the city early next month.
Within the paperwork for the farmers' market concept is a property map of The District, dated as received by the City of Henderson on Feb. 24. Included are a list of new tenants "proposed" for the shopping center. And it features some very familiar brands.
At the top of the big names are Apple and Sephora. While Sephora is located at Galleria Mall at Sunset inside J.C.Penney, this would be the closest Apple store for Henderson residents. Also on the "proposed" list are women's fashion and accessories store Arden B, who are already located at the Fashion Show mall on the Strip, as are Fossil, known for their watches, and Lululemon, purveyors of athletic wear. Lucky Brand wins a slot on the wish list, as does an unexplained tenant known as Dry Bar.
The map also includes mention of True Food Kitchen. The paperwork drops the healthy restaurant chain that serves vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free options into the former Brookstone space.
While none of these proposed tenants can yet be confirmed, it at least proves The District is looking to remain competitive in a locally crowded field of retailers set to include the mega-mall Shops at Summerlin by the end of the year.
· The District at Green Valley Ranch [Official Site]