Washington Square Opens 8 New Stores: Including Blue Nile and American Girl

Washington Square, part of the Macerich portfolio of one-of-a-kind retail properties in29 L_RET_CORP_15041_035 top markets, today announced eight new stores joining the retail roster: American Girl, Blue Nile, Charleys Philly Steaks, Lululemon and Piercing Pagoda, in addition to Costa Vida, Pier 1 and Zoup! at the adjacent Washington Square Too.

“With today’s announcement of eight new retailers, Washington Square continues to demonstrate that it is the dominant retail destination in the greater Portland area,” said Thomas Randall, Senior Property Manager, Washington Square. “Retailers that want to enter or expand in this exciting market choose Washington Square for our depth of offerings and proven appeal for shoppers.”

About the eight new retailers:

American Girl is set to open a temporary store that will be open through the holiday season. The store will feature an assortment of the popular American Girl dolls, books and accessories, along with the signature Doll Hair Salon. The store is set to open across from Nordstrom Ebar later this month.

Blue Nile, known for its hybrid online/offline “retail reimagined” concept, is bringing its first West Coast Webroom of its diamond selections to nearly 620 square feet between Nordstrom and The Cheesecake Factory. The Webroom will offer a truly unique experience and give shoppers the ability to see, touch, and feel jewelry with the benefits of superior online selection and value.

Charleys Philly Steaks will serve up the World’s Number One Philly Cheesesteak made with fresh, quality ingredients grilled to order the Charleys way.

Costa Vida (Washington Square Too), will offer inspired, fresh Mexican food in a fast casual setting this fall in Square Too.

Lululemon makes technical athletic clothes for yoga, running, working out, and most other sweaty pursuits for both men and women.

Piercing Pagoda, which is now open near The Cheesecake Factory, is the nation’s largest specialty kiosk retailer of gold, silver and diamond jewelry with more than 500 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Zoup! Fresh Soup Company (Washington Square Too), which is now open, will offer hundreds of award-winning soups with 12 always-rotating varieties such as Chicken Potpie, Lobster Bisque and Cucumber Gazpacho.