PLEASANT HILL — The former Toys R Us in the Pleasant Hill Shopping Center will soon be home to another chain: clothing retailer Burlington will take over the 41,000 square-foot store, according to leasing information from real estate firm John Cumbelich & Associates.
It is unclear when the store will open. The site has been vacant since the Toys R Us/Babies R Us store decamped last fall for Concord’s new Veranda shopping center. But that move was short-lived as Toys R Us announced plans to close all its U.S. stores earlier this year.
Burlington has fared better. According to a report from Chain Store Age, the company plans to open 35 to 40 stores this year and remodel another 34 stores. Total sales increased in the first quarter by 12.8 percent to $1.5 billion, according to the store’s first-quarter earnings report.
Once associated mostly with winter wear, the store — which changed its name from Burlington Coat Factory — has added products to its collection of home products and decor, women’s clothing and accessories, and footwear over the years.
The new store in Pleasant Hill joins other Bay Area Burlington locations, including stores in Concord, Pittsburg, Pinole, San Leandro, Dublin, Hayward, San Francisco, Newark, Daly City, Milpitas and San Jose.
It will join a Target, Home Goods, Ross Dress for Less, Gamestop, In N Out Burger, Starbucks and Men’s Wearhouse in its new spot at the Pleasant Hill Shopping Center on Contra Costa Boulevard.
Source: FS – All – Interesting – News 2
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