Lululemon more than doubling size at St. Johns Town Center in almost $1 million project

The activewear chain will move from a smaller store to the renovated Michael Kors and Chico’s space.

A rendering of the relocated Lululemon store at St. Johns Town Center.
A rendering of the relocated Lululemon store at St. Johns Town Center.
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The city issued a permit Aug. 14 for Lululemon to renovate and occupy the corner space at St. Johns Town Center where designer Michael Kors closed and Chico’s operated before relocating.

Management Resource Systems Inc. of High Point, North Carolina, is the contractor for the $999,190 build-out of almost 7,500 square feet of space for Lululemon at 4791 River City Drive, No. 143.

Kenneth Park Architects of New York City is the architect.

The Michael Kors women’s clothing store closed March 10 and the adjacent Chico’s women’s apparel chain relocated within St. Johns Town Center to prepare for the Lululemon project.

Lululemon will more than double in size as it relocates from a smaller store nearby.

Michael Kors closed in St. Johns Town Center, making way for conversion into a larger Lululemon. Chico’s relocated to another space within St. Johns Town Center.
Photo by Karen Brune Mathis

Lululemon, which calls itself a high-end yoga-focused chain featuring stylish athletic wear and accessories, is at 4812 River City Drive, Suite 113. The city approved build-out of 3,003-square-feet of space for it in September 2007.

The store says it sells athletic wear activewear, loungewear and footwear for men and women.

Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group operates the 1.4 million-square-foot regional shopping center on 240 acres along Butler Boulevard, Gate Parkway and the Interstate 295 East Beltway.

Simon Property Group developed and operates the Town Center and is a 50% owner.

St. Johns Town Center opened in four phases starting in 2005. 

It added a second phase in 2007, bringing in upscale retailers like Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton and Coach.

Nordstrom opened in October 2014 as the anchor of the third phase. 

The fourth phase is designed among four parcels, starting with RH, formerly known as Restoration Hardware.

As Michael Kors closed, Gucci opened March 24 a street south.

Gucci, a fashion and luxury goods brand with U.S. headquarters in New York City, renovated tenant space in the former Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics space at a cost of $1.5 million for a 4,561-square-foot space.

Lush relocated nearby.



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