The SoNo Collection mall in Norwalk will welcome the public on Friday with relatively few stores open for shoppers.
According to the SoNo Collection website, one the mall’s anchor stores, Bloomingdale’s, will not be available to shoppers the opening day. Although the website listed Nordstrom among the majority of retailers as “Coming Soon,” a spokesperson for Brookfield Properties stated that it would be open on Oct. 11; an opening party is scheduled at Nordstrom on the evening of Oct. 10 and a promotional “beauty bash” is slated for the following day outside of the new store’s entrance.
The Brookfield Properties spokesperson declined to identify the retailers who will be ready for the opening of the 700,000-square-foot mall. “There will be a handful of tenants opening alongside Nordstrom that we will announce Friday morning on our website,” the spokesperson said in a statement to the Business Journal.
In a Sept. 24 media tour of the mall while construction was still underway, Matt Seebeck, senior general manager for Brookfield Properties, acknowledged that many of the new tenants will be arriving long after after the mall’s debut.
“On Oct. 11, Nordstrom will be opening with a select group of retailers,” he said. “All of our public realm space and the parking will be open for customers to enjoy. We are here to support our retailers, and there will be some retailers that will be open. We will have a rolling opening, with more stores opening through the end of the year and into the first quarter of 2020.”
In addition to Nordstrom, the other retailers and eateries that will be part of the SoNo Collection are, in alphabetical order, Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie Kids, Aerie, Altar’d State, Amazon 4-Star, Arhaus, Aria Couture, Artee Home, Bath & Body Works, A Beautiful Soul, Bloomingdale’s, Brow Art 23, Camp, Casper, Champs Sports, Chico’s, The Children’s Place, Clarks, Cohen’s Fashion Optical, EQ3, Evereve, Generation Pluto, H&M, H&M Home, Hollister, Ifix and Repair, J.Jill, Jacob’s Pickles, Journeys, Kay Jewelers, L’Occitane, Lush, Made In China, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mission Ceviche, Nordstrom, Pandora, Pasta Picante, Pink – Victoria’s Secret, Pinstripes, Pokelicious, Pretzel Maker, Racefaster, Road Runner, Romanancci, Sally’s Apizza, Sephora, Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy, Skull & Combs Co., Soma, SoNo Ramen, Tailor Vintage, Talbots, Tempur-Pedic, Tuti Spa And Nails, Untuckit, Verizon, Victoria’s Secret, The White Barn Candle Co., White House Black Market, Yalla Organic Hummus & Grill, Yard House, Yong Kang Street Dumpling, Zara and Zumiez.