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Legends at Sparks Marina announces tenants, job fair

04-23-09 -The Legends at Sparks Marina yesterday announced its grand opening date, and along with it a slew of nearly 50 tenants set to open doors just in time for summer shopping. With names such as Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic Factory Store, Carter’s, Converse, Scheels, Nike Factory Store, Fuddruckers, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Volcom, The Legends officially opens to the public Thursday, June 18 for a ribbon cutting ceremony and continues the celebration with free Summer Music Series performances every Saturday through August. The party really gets started July 31 with 10 days of events, activities, fireworks and a headliner concert.

“We’re really looking forward to our grand opening celebration this summer and can’t wait to showcase all that The Legends has to offer,” said Dennis McGovern, general manager of The Legends at Sparks Marina. “With the events we’ve got planned to take place over the summer it’s our goal to get people out here more than once so that they truly get a taste of The Legends experience. We want them to know that this is so much more than just a place to shop – it’s a place to bring the family, to spend the day, to have a really great time.”

Stores, restaurants and entertainment venues set to open doors this summer at The Legends include Adidas, Ann Taylor Factory, Banana Republic Factory Store, Bath and Body Works, BCBG Max Azria, BCBGirls, Best Buy, Bose Factory Store, Cadillac Ranch, Carter’s, Converse, Easy Spirit, Freshberry, Fuddruckers, GameStop, Gap Outlet, Patsy Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria, Gymboree Outlet, Guess Factory Store, GNC , Harry and David, Jazz, A Lousiana Kitchen, Kasper, Kenneth Cole, Kingpins, Jones New York, Lane Bryant Outlet, Leather Works, Lucky Nails, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, Nine West Outlet, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Old Farmer’s Almanac, Olive Garden, OshKosh B’Gosh, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Samsonite Factory Outlet, Scheels, Skechers USA Outlet, Sprint, Styles for Less, Subway, Tommy Hilfiger, Target, Vans and Volcom.

Also on May 7 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget, dozens of tenants of The Legends at Sparks Marina will speak with potential candidates to fill approximately 700 open positions ranging from administration and sales associates to servers and security guards. The Legends at Sparks Marina job fair takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Posted by: Justin - 4/23/2009 9:19:30 AM
Okay, I realize I've been a bit critical of this project due to Star Bonds funding, but the overall tenant lineup looks pretty good given the economic climate. I guess others were correct when they said this project has somewhat turned into an outlet mall. Maybe they should rename it Phoenix since this center is built on the same general site as the original outlet mall. Second time is a charm?

Posted by: MJD - 4/23/2009 10:41:18 AM
This store list should make the apparel and outlet shopper happy. The main difference I noticed is the restaurant list has thinned out from previous lists--with T-Rex, Big Bang dueling piano bar, a Brazilian grill, Blowfish Sushi and several others not included in this phase. However, "Fudd's" is a welcome addition for the "build your burger" types! Anyone know if "Kingpins" is a bowling center? Even if some of the stores have pulled out or put their plans on hold and some may be disappointed with the latest lineup, having 40+ stores opening is still a big deal and much welcomed during these economic times. Thanks to the Legends developers and the new retailers for taking this chance!

Posted by: Cmoon - 4/23/2009 1:15:48 PM
MJD, the T-Rex Cafe, Tuscanos Brazilian Grill, Blowfish Sushi are slated for phase 2. Yesterdays release of tenants was for phase 1 only. "Kingpins" is an adult martini lounge/full bar with approximately 8-10 bowling lanes and a few pool tables. Kingpins will be similar to the "Pin-Up Bowl" in St. Louis. Kingpins will be located adjacent to the Cadillac Ranch Steakhouse/Chophouse on the second floor of building 'F'.

Posted by: RenoObserver - 4/23/2009 3:24:00 PM
Looking at the list, there appears to be a lot of "factory outlet" versions of the big names coming...someone please remind what used to be in that same general area again...wasn't it a factory outlet store? Just a thought...

Posted by: Justin - 4/23/2009 3:40:17 PM
I'm excited about FreshBerry personally. I've been wondering when the area would get it's first new-age Frozen Yogurt Cafe (e.g. Pinkberry, Red Mango, FreshBerry). The only place in town I know of that has similar offerings to FreshBerry is the Keva Juice near Borders/Bed Bath & Beyond. Delicious and good for you! :)

Posted by: Legends Supporter - 4/24/2009 10:51:43 AM
Good stuff! I'm definitely happy with that lineup considering the economy! Kudos to RED for keeping the project rockin' n' rollin'!

Posted by: Johnny Lau - 4/30/2009 2:20:56 PM
I do have a suggestion for the Hotel and Casino including Red Development, they should use the top floor (or some floor high up) or even build another free standing tower with (like the laser tower) a ROTATING disco/bars/restaurants so the customers or tourists can see the whole area 24 hrs a day (espcially looking at the Reno Downtown skyline at night). We need that kind of facility to attract tourists to our area and make some money (I mean serious money). If we don't have something unique to offer then who wants to come. I don't really care who built in but I thought Legends at Sparks Marina is a perfect place.

Posted by: Wiley_n_Reno - 5/2/2009 11:11:32 AM
Can Legends even build a high rise? Looks like it's in or too close to the airport's approach path. I doubt they'll allow a big lit up edifice either. I sincerely doubt a new casino will ever go in there.

Posted by: Justin - 5/3/2009 8:58:34 AM
Wiley, Ummm, did you forget about the Nugget and Grand Sierra Resort? Both are much closer to the Airport's flight path. The hotel tower at the Legends has already been approved IIRC.

 

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