RAPAPORT... James Avery will open a new store in in Burleson, Texas, a suburb just south of Fort Worth and another one in Laredo next year. The Burleson store has a tentative opening date in early March 2013, while the Laredo opening is scheduled for mid-April.
Howell Ridout, the vice president of branding and development for James Avery, said, “While searching for our next store locations in Texas, we made it a priority to focus on strong and growing areas of the state. The Burleson and Laredo communities caught our eye as we found both are their own strong, vibrant markets. On-site field trips only confirmed our research. McAlister Square in Burleson is highly visible from I-35W and easily accessible to our customers. Likewise, the visibility and convenience of McPherson Place in Laredo sealed the deal for us. We look forward to opening soon in these two new communities.”
These new locations will mark the company’s 54th and 55th stores in Texas. Nationwide, James Avery currently operates a total of 67 stores across 10 states.