Confirming a WestportNow report from last November (See WestportNow Nov. 9, 2018), Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT) announced today that Sundance Holdings Group, LLC, Robert Redford’s retail brand, will open at 69-97 Main St.
The space was formerly occupied by Ann Taylor, which closed in April 2018 after more than a 50-year presence in Westport. According to Westport real estate agent Skip Lane, the space has undergone extensive flood proofing.
An announcement said Sundance has signed a 3,920-square foot long-term lease. Sundance’s adjacent tenant lululemon also recently expanded its Main Street location to 5,645 square feet, it added.
“Sundance selected the best retail location on Westport’s Main Street,” said Thomas P. Durels, executive vice president, real estate, for ESRT.
“They will have great visibility, the best central location and easy access to public parking for their customers. Sundance joins our other popular retail tenants lululemon, Theory, and Athleta.”
He added, “There are only two remaining retail spaces adjacent to these popular brands in this great location; one is 2,005-square feet., and the other 2,963-square feet. Both stores shall contain frontage on both Main Street and Parker Harding Plaza with its 277-square foot surface parking area.”
Sundance was founded by Robert Redford as a general store in Utah’s Sundance Village in 1969 and published its first catalog 20 years later.
Today, Sundance continues to embrace Redford’s commitment to the artist community throughout its website, catalog and retail channels, the announcement said.