Arc‘teryx is closing its Minneapolis store and moving to what it sees as a more accessible location in the Mall of America
The Bloomington megamall announced August 5th that North Vancouver-based Arc’teryx will open its new location on level 1 on the west side of the mall. The 1,685-square-foot store will be located across from an Urban Outfitters and Eyebobs and occupy the former Roger and Hollands space, MOA spokesman Brett Burger said.
Arc’teryx hopes to open the new store on Black Friday (Nov. 19) and close its Calhoun Square location Sept. 23, marketing manager Stephanie Jamieson said, adding that the new store will sell a wide selection of products, from ski and snowboard equipment to mid-layers and jackets
Arc’teryx liked how accessible an MOA store would be and decided to move from its Calhoun Square location when a spot at MOA opened. Jamieson said the Minneapolis location — which had opened in mid-2014 — is not closing because of poor financial performance.
However, it does join two other outdoor retailers — North Face and Columbia Sportswear — in fleeing Uptown this year. Fjällräven still has a store at Calhoun Square.