Container Store expands to six new locations
The Container Store, a specialty retailer in home organization solutions, has announced six new locations in the United States, including its first foray into Las Vegas and Long Island. It will bring the company’s store count to 59 by the end of 2012.
The new stores will be located in Arlington, Texas; Las Vegas; El Segundo, Calif.; Peabody, Mass.; and Westbury, N.Y., with a sixth location still being finalized. For each new store, The Container Store will partner with a local nonprofit that will receive 10% of its grand opening weekend sales as part of the retailer’s commitment to give back to its local communities.
In addition to store expansion, some of The Container Store’s other strategic initiatives for 2012 include a Dallas-area test of its new ATHome program, which will bring the retailer’s expertise and product knowledge into its customers’ homes. No further details were given on the initiative.
The Arlington, Texas, store will open on Sat., March 3 and occupy 23,056 sq. ft. in Arlington Highlands. This will be the retailer’s seventh location in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where the company was founded in 1978.
The Las Vegas store, the first in Nevada, will open May 12 and occupy 22,000 sq. ft. in the Las Vegas Town Square.
The El Segundo, Calif., store will open June 16 and occupy 22,000 sq. ft. in Plaza El Segundo. This will be the retailer’s fourth Los Angeles location.
The Peabody, Mass. store will open fall 2012 and occupy 24,000 sq. ft. alongside the Northshore Mall. This will mark the retailer’s third location in the greater Boston area, as it currently has stores in Natick and Chestnut Hill.
The Westbury, N.Y., store will open fall 2012 and occupy 24,000 sq. ft. in the Gallery at Westbury Plaza. This will be the retailer’s fourth location in the state of New York, as it currently operates a store in White Plains and two Manhattan locations (Sixth Ave. between 18th and 19th and at 58th and Lexington).
The details for the sixth store opening are currently being finalized and will be released upon completion.