ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., January 7, 2008 — Birmingham, Mich.-based commercial real estate development firm Robert B. Aikens & Associates LLC today announced the launch of it’s new project blog, The Village Square, and the addition of Jos. A. Bank and Brilliant Sky Toys and Books to the tenant roster at its Village of Rochester Hills lifestyle center project in Rochester Hills, Mich. The announcement was made by G. Scott Aikens, Vice President of Leasing for the company.
Established in 1905, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc., is one of the nation’s leading retailers of men’s classically styled tailored and casual clothing, sportswear, footwear and accessories. The store will occupy 4,026 square-feet and is scheduled to open in February 2009.
Founded in 2002, Brilliant Sky Toys and Books offers more than 10,000 specialty items, striving to be the choice for interactive, educational, entertaining and non-violent products. The store opened in November and occupies 3,045 square-feet.
These two new tenants will complement the center’s strong lineup of retailers that includes a Parisian department store and other specialty apparel retailers including Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic, Abercrombie & Fitch, J. Crew and American Eagle.
“We are pleased to welcome these two prestigious tenants to the Village of Rochester Hills,” said Aikens. “The fact that successful retailers continue to chose to call the Village of Rochester Hills their newest Michigan home reinforces the fact that the center serves as both a true destination for the community as well as a prime location for retailers seeking to capitalize on what this market has to offer.”
Located in Rochester Hills, Mich., the Village of Rochester Hills is a 357-,000-square-foot outdoor shopping district. The first lifestyle center in Michigan, the Village of Rochester Hills includes local and national retailers, restaurants and personal service providers. For the latest news on the project, visit The Village Square.
Founded more than 30 years ago, Robert B. Aikens & Associates LLC has built its reputation and success on the anticipation of shopping trends. From regional malls and lifestyle centers in Louisiana, Florida and Michigan to strip centers and office buildings, Aikens has a history of developing projects that answer a particular community’s shopping habits and preferences. Today, Robert B. Aikens & Associates continues to be at the forefront, having developed over 20 million square feet of retail, commercial and residential space.