Pandora jewelry store closes at Stamford Town Center
STAMFORD — A Pandora Jewelry store has closed after 10 years at Stamford Town Center, mall officials have confirmed.
Reflecting the high turnover at a mall now up for sale, the shop on the fifth level shut down Oct. 6. Stamford Town Center General Manager Dan Stolzenbach said “I cannot speculate” on the reasons for its closing. Pandora had operated at the mall since September 2009.
A message left for Pandora was not returned.
Earlier this year, the Copenhagen, Denmark-headquartered company announced plans to close several dozen stores around the world. It still operates at several other malls in the state, including establishments at the new SoNo Collection in Norwalk, Danbury Fair and Westfield Trumbull.
Another jewelry store, Kay Jewelers, still operates on Stamford Town Center’s fourth floor.
At the same time, the mall is bringing in new tenants. Last month saw the opening of a Perfume World store on the its fourth level and The Sports Fan, a sports-merchandise shop, on its fifth floor.
Upcoming arrivals include a Fun Palace entertainment center and a store for Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy, a cannabidiol-based skincare line. Kilim Designs, a store specializing in Turkish rugs and housewares, is also set to debut within the next couple of months.
The mall has also recruited a number of temporary tenants, including a Spirit Halloween popup store that opened late last month.
July saw the closing of women’s-clothing chain Chico’s and the opening, a couple of doors down, of menswear retailer Zane.
Openings in June included a Boost Mobile store, mobile-device repair-and-accessory shop The Fix and custom-apparel store Concept Design.
In May, a Crystal’s Fun Spot children’s play center and fashion incubator TILL: bioFashiontech Lab opened.
April featured the opening of a showroom for Hyundai’s Genesis luxury-car brand. The gallery accompanies a Genesis dealership about 1 mile from the mall, at 85 Magee Ave.
Custom Candle Co., and Sasha, a hosiery-and-shapewear seller, also launched in April.
The new stores have helped to offset more than a dozen closings at the mall this year. The list of exits this year includes J. Crew, Armani Exchange, Ann Taylor, Gymboree, Charlotte Russe, Payless ShoeSource, The Walking Co., Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma.
In addition to the retail departures, Kona Grill, on the mall’s restaurant row, closed in April.
The mall still has a number of vacant storefronts, across several levels. All of its anchor spaces are filled — by Barnes & Noble, Macy’s and Saks Off 5th.
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