CBL Properties and MINISO Partner to Expand U.S. Presence to 13 CBL Malls

by Katie Lee

Chattanooga, Tenn. — CBL Properties has executed multiple deals with global lifestyle retailer MINISO, expanding the brand’s presence to a dozen new markets in the United States. The first wave of store openings started in November 2023 at Valley View Mall in Roanoke, Va., and Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem, N.C., followed by the January 2024 opening at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Throughout the rest of 2024, stores will open in the following malls and locations:

• CoolSprings Galleria (Nashville, Tenn.)

• Hamilton Place (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

• West County Center and South County Center (St. Louis, Mo.)

• Parkway Place (Huntsville, Ala.)

• Post Oak Mall (Waco, Texas)

• Fayette Mall (Lexington, Ky.)

• Westmoreland Mall (Greensburg, Pa.)

• Oak Park Mall (Overland Park, Kan.)

• Kirkwood Mall (Bismarck, N.D.)

“We are thrilled to work with MINISO to add to their U.S. store fleet at CBL properties across the South, East Coast and Midwest,” says Stephen Lebovitz, chief executive officer, CBL Properties. “MINISO is an innovative retailer catering to a generation of customers who over the last few years have shown a preference for shopping at malls. These stores are becoming a destination for visitors to our properties and complement the dynamic mix of retailers, restaurants and entertainment they already offer.”

In addition to MINISO, CBL is working with several brands that are working to expand their mall-based presence including Five Below, Aerie, Garage and many others.

MINISO Group is a global lifestyle retailer offering a variety of design-led lifestyle products. Since the opening of its first store in China in 2013, the company has built its flagship brand “MINISO” as a globally recognized retail brand and established a massive store network worldwide.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tenn., CBL Properties owns and manages a national portfolio comprised of 94 properties totaling 58.5 million square feet across 22 states, including 56 enclosed malls, outlet centers and lifestyle retail centers as well as more than 30 open-air centers and other assets. For more information, visit www.cblproperties.com.

SOURCE: CBL Properties

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