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Since Barnes & Noble left University Park Village at the end of last year, Fort Worth shoppers have been champing at the proverbial retail bit to find out just who will take on the bookseller's large former location at the popular shopping center. (Early on, construction foretold that the space was being split up into more than one store.) One tenant was revealed over the past few weeks—Austin-based Kendra Scott—but we may now know just who the other three retailers are likely to be.
According to a lease plan on Glimcher Realty Trust's website, the Ohio-based owner of UPV has lined up Sephora, Athleta and (previously storecasted) Michael Kors to open their first Fort Worth locations sometime in the coming months. According to the plan, Sephora is slated for the space next to Apricot Lane, jeweler Kendra Scott is next, Gap-owned Athleta (which sells well-priced workout wear) is next to that, and Michael Kors will take the corner spot that previously housed Starbucks.
Glimcher's Susan Holland, general manager for the center, says via email, as of right now: "The only store which has executed a lease is Kendra Scott."