Costa Mesa, Ca.-based retailer Anna’s Linens will be opening its first three stores in Puerto Rico, two this year and another in 2013, through agreements with mall operator DDR Corp., the latter announced Tuesday.
“DDR is pleased to partner with yet another growing and innovative retailer on expansion plans for Puerto Rico. Just as we have partnered with T.J.Maxx, PetSmart and others in Puerto Rico, Anna’s Linens is an exciting upgrade to the merchandise mix of our centers and will be a welcomed new choice for shoppers,” said Bryan Zabell, senior vice president of anchor store leasing for DDR.
Anna’s Linens will open at: Plaza Río Hondo in Bayamón, moving into a vacant 5,600 square-foot space that is available; Plaza del Atlantico in Arecibo, where it will occupy three spaces that will be consolidated for its use; and Rexville Plaza in Bayamón, a mall that is currently under renovation to add new tenants. The store will open in early 2013, taking up 6,800 square feet of retail space, joining CVS and Marshalls.
Anna’s Linens operates more than 271 stores in 19 states, and employs more than 2,800 people. It is not clear how many jobs it will create through the new Puerto Rico stores.
The retailer’s product mix comprises bedding, bath, window treatments, shower curtains, kitchen curtain, down comforters and bath accessories, among other things.