Anthropologie leaves St. Paul’s Grand Avenue for Rosedale Center – Twin Cities
Another sizable retailer has left St. Paul’s Grand Avenue for the suburbs.
Anthropologie, the women’s clothing and home goods store, has closed its Grand Avenue location after 11 years and announced it will open a new shop before Christmas in the Rosedale Center mall in Roseville.
The sizable store, an anchor tenant of the Milton Mall at Grand and Milton Street, opened in 2011 with a selection of clothing, gift items and home products, from kitchenware to bath and bedding. The Milton Mall is owned by the State Teachers Retirement System of Columbus, Ohio, which could not be reached for comment on Monday.
The store website indicates the location closed Sunday and a new store will open within Rosedale Center on Dec. 14. Anthropologie, which maintains storefronts coast to coast, also has locations in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Edina, St. Louis Park and Wayzata.
In the past six years, Grand Avenue has seen the departure of longstanding retailers such as Traditions Furniture, Garden of Eden bath supplies and the Loft clothing store, as well as restaurants such as the Barbary Fig, the Wild Onion and Axel’s Bonfire.
The business corridor has also seen some re-openings and new arrivals, such as the Red Rabbit Restaurant, the Mischief Toy Store, Treats ice cream, Sweetgreen, the St. Paul Meat Shop, Bap and Chicken, Nothing But Hemp, and Enchante and Garcon, the women-and-men’s clothing stores that branched out this year from Stillwater to St. Paul.