It’s been a while since I posted this list, but we have been tracking the store openings in the background.  Business has been crazy busy lately, but Melissa from my office has helped keep it accurate and up to date.  Many thanks to her.  


It’s strange how things work out.  I have historically posted this list every month or two.  However, this list covers at least three months and really provides a good reflection of recent national activity.  It’s a new world that we live in, but this list goes beyond being informational, it motivational.

Aldi – St. Joseph, MO – opening late April or May 1
Bed Bath & Beyond – Huntsville, AL – 30,000 SF
Bed Bath & Beyond – White Lake, MI – under construction
Burlington Coat Factory – Cherry Hill, NJ – 115,000 SF – opening March 23, 2012
buy buy Baby – Chicago, IL – 27,000 SF
buy buy Baby – Encinitas, CA
buy buy Baby – Altamonte Springs, FL (opening in the Spring)
Cabela’s – Charleston, West Virginia – 80,000 SF
Cabela’s – Columbus, OH – 80,000 SF – 175 full & part time employees – opening 2013
Cabela’s – Grandville, MI – 88,000 SF – spring of 2013
Cabela’s – Louisville, KY – 88,000 SF – 200 full & part time employees – spring of 2013
Cabela’s – Saskatoon Canada – 50,000 SF, 150 employees (opening in the spring)
Cabela’s – Tulalip, WA – Opening April 19, 2012
Cabela’s – Wichita, KS – 80,000 SF – opening March 14th
Cabela’s – Winnipeg Canada – 72,000 SF – construction to begin in spring & open in spring of 2013
Christmas Tree Shops – Altamonte Springs, FL (opening in the Spring)
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Aberdeen, NC – 34,649 SF
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Commack, NY (opening in 2012)
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Crofton, MD
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Fort Lauderdale, FL – opened March 7, 2012
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Jacksonville, FL – 45,000 SF
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Mount Pleasant, MI – 45,000 SF
Dick’s Sporting Goods – San Luis Obispo, CA – 36,000 SF – opened March 16, 2012
Dick’s Sporting Goods – St. Joseph, MO – 50,000 SF – opening late April or May 1
Ethan Allen – Destin, FL – 12 employees
Famous Footwear – Porterville, CA (opening in March)
Forever 21 – Santa Cruz, CA – 20,000 SF (opening in August, 2012)
hhgregg – Racine, WI – 25,000 SF – opening late summer or early fall
hhgregg – Highland, IN – 25,000 SF – 50 employees – opened April 19, 2012
Hobby Lobby – Algonquin, IL – 55,000 SF (opening in March)
Hobby Lobby – Cincinnati, OH – 55,000 SF
Hobby Lobby – Laguna Niguel, CA – 77,500 SF – opening May 11, 2012
Hobby Lobby – Millville, NJ
Hobby Lobby – Northport, AL
Hobby Lobby – Orange City, FL
Hobby Lobby – Spokane, WA – 35 to 40 employees
Hobby Lobby – Victorville, CA – 35 to 50 employees – opening in April, 2012
HomeGoods – Milford, CT – 68 employees
HomeGoods – Dayton, OH (opening March 11th)
HomeGoods – Northeast Richland, VA – 25,000 SF – 60 full & part time employees
IKEA – Winnipeg Canada – 395,000 SF (building, to open by the end of the year)
JoAnn Fabrics – White Lake, MI – under construction
Kohl’s – Berlin, CT – 58,417 SF
Kohl’s – Lenox, MA
Kohl’s – Livonia, MI – 64,000 SF – 130 employees – opened March 9, 2012
Kohl’s – Olean, NY – 130 employees
Kohl’s – Olean, NY – 130 new employees
Kohl’s – Pottsville, PA – opened March 4, 2012
Kohl’s – Rolla, MO – 130 employees – opened March 4, 2012
Kohl’s – Woodstock, IL – 130 part-time employees
Kohl’s – Yulee, FL – 56,000 SF – 130 employees – opened March 7, 2012
Kohl’s – Yulee, FL (opening in the Spring)
LA Fitness – Levittown, NY
LA Fitness – Tampa Bay, FL – 57,025 SF – 30 employees – opening November, 2012
La-Z-Boy – West Sacramento, CA – 12,800 SF – opening March 1st
Marshall’s – Fort Worth, TX – 25,000 SF – opening early 2013
Marshalls – Cincinnati, OH – 28,600 SF
Marshalls – Jacksonville, FL – 25,000 SF
Marshalls – Porterville, CA – 80 employees (opening in March)
Michaels – Brooklyn, OH
Michaels – Mansfield, CT – 14,528 SF
Michaels – Northborough, MA
Michaels – St. Tammany, LA – 28,290 SF – opening March 18, 2012
Michaels – Vernon Hills, IL
Modell’s – Brooklyn, NY – 15,900 SF – opened March 8, 2012
Modell’s – Fresh Meadows, NY – 13,000 SF – opened March 8, 2012
Modell’s – Wayne, NJ – 16,700 SF – opened March 8, 2012
Office Depot – Lima, OH – 9,000 SF- 14 employees
Petco – Bennington, VT – 8,000 SF
Petco – Dalton, GA – 13,000 SF
Petco – Hendersonville, NC – 12,000 SF, 20 employees
Petco – Queensbury, NY – 18,300 SF – opened February 20, 2012
Petsmart – Chicago, IL – 18,000 SF
PetSmart – Eugene, OR – 13,000 SF – opening Fall, 2012
PetSmart – Orange, CT – 1,212 SF – opening Fall, 2012
PetSmart – Porterville, CA – 25 employees
PetSmart – San Jose, CA – opened February 4, 2012
PetSmart – St. Joseph, MO – 12,300 SF
REI – Jacksonville, FL – 23,400 SF – 50 employees – opening Spring, 2013
REI – San Antonio, TX – 27,500 SF – 50 employees – opening Fall, 2012
Ross Dress for Less – Bolingbrook, IL (opening in March)
Ross Dress for Less – Calumet City, IL – opening March 3rd
Ross Dress for Less – Chesterfield, MO – opened March 3, 2012
Ross Dress for Less – Danville, IL – construction will start soon
Ross Dress for Less – Fairview Heights, MO
Ross Dress for Less – Fort Worth, TX – 25,000 SF – opening early 2013
Ross Dress for Less – Los Angeles, CA – 39,000 SF, 50 new employees (coming 2013)
Ross Dress for Less – Niles, IL –26,950 SF – 35-50 employees – opening late Fall,
Ross Dress for Less – Palm Springs, CA – 31,000 SF – opened March 3, 2012
Ross Dress for Less – Salina, KS – 22,000 SF
Ross Dress for Less – Waikiki, HI – 40,000 SF
Rue21 – Porterville, CA
Sam’s Club – Hendersonville, TN – 137,000 SF – 200 employees – opens March 21, 2012
Sam’s Club – Lubbock, TX – 136,000 SF – 250 employees
Shoe Carnival – Bozeman, MT (summer opening)
Sports Authority – Kaneohe, Oahu – 26,657 SF – opening before the 2012 holidays
Sports Authority – Scottsdale, AZ – 34,300 SF – opened March 16, 2012
Target – Capitola, CA – 135,000 SF – 200 employees (opening in July, 2012)
Target – Inver Grove Heights, MN (opening in July, 2012)
Target – Knoxville, TN – 135,000 SF – 200 employees – opening in July, 2012
Teavana – Orlando, FL
TJ Maxx – Aiea, HI – 24,850 SF – opening May 17, 2012
TJ Maxx – Greeley, CO – 25,000 SF – 60 full & part time employees – opening 3/18/12
TJ Maxx – Oahu, HI – 35,000 SF
TJ Maxx – Oahu, HI – 35,000 SF – opening May 3, 2012
TJ Maxx – Pearl City, HI – 25,000 SF – opening May 10, 2012
TJ Maxx – Sherman Oaks, CA – 24,000 SF – 60 full & part time employees – opening March 25, 2012
TJ Maxx – Washington, D.C. – 28,450 SF – 60 full & part time employees – opened April
TJ Maxx – Yulee, FL (opening in the Spring)
Toys R Us – Charlottetown, PE Canada – 34,634 SF
Tractor Supply – Buellton, CA – 20.000 SF – proposed SC
Tractor Supply – Easton, MD – 40,000 SF – opening late March – 12 to 17 full & part time employees
Tractor Supply – Hamlin, PA – 12 to 17 full & part time employees – under construction, to be completed in early May
Tractor Supply – Jacksonville, FL – 18,800 SF – 12 to 17 full & part time employees – late July opening
Tractor Supply Co. – Lavalette, WV – 29,054 SF – 11 full- & part-time employees
Tractor Supply Co. – Petaluma, CA – 34,633 SF
Trader Joe’s – Foxborough, MA – 16,000 SF
Tuesday Morning – Encinitas, CA – opened March 6, 2012
Ulta – Bozeman, MT (summer opening)
Wal-Mart Supercenter – Pohatcong, NJ – 350 employees