Another big name is signing on with "The Shops at Summerlin." Dillards is announcing plans to move into the mall which is set to resume construction early next year. As news 3's Denise Rosch explains, the once-stalled project is now moving ahead full steam.LAS VEGAS (Vegas Inc. ) --
Developers of the Shops at Summerlin have signed their second anchor store, giving another boost to the long-delayed project.
Howard Hughes Corp. said Monday that Dillard’s will operate a two-level, 200,000-square-foot department store scheduled to open in fall 2014. Dillard’s was supposed to have a store there before construction stopped four years ago under then-owner General Growth Properties.
Dillard’s has about 300 stores nationwide, including three in Las Vegas Valley shopping malls — Fashion Show, Meadows Mall and Galleria at Sunset.
Shops at Summerlin is a “premier location” that will let the Arkansas-based chain serve customers “at an even higher level,” CEO William Dillard II said in a statement.
The announcement comes after Dallas-based Howard Hughes said in September that construction was back on track for the Shops at Summerlin, with Macy’s as the first confirmed anchor store.
Like Dillard’s, Macy’s was supposed to have a store there before the project was mothballed. Nordstrom also planned to have a location there.READ MORE IN VEGAS INC.