Nearly six months after Abercrombie & Fitch pulled out of downtown Charleston, King Street has landed another upscale retailer to take its place.
Women-clothier Anthropologie plans to open a new store by Oct. 1 in the 7,478 square feet of retail space on the ground floor of the four-story former Kerrison’s department store building at 260 King St.
The 1920-built building is owned by David Poulnot and relatives, who referred questions to Bob Spratt, president of Hill Partners, a commercial real estate firm in Charlotte.
Spratt said Anthropologie has signed a 10-year lease.
“Anthropologie is a phenomenal addition to the Charleston market, will be synergistic with the co-tenancy of J Crew and Victoria’s Secret nearby on King Street and should be exceptionally well received by the consumer shopping King Street,” Spratt said.
City of Charleston Planning Director Tim Keane said the city was pleased with the caliber of the new tenant.
“I think Anthropologie is the type and quality of retailer to be on King Street,” Keane said. “We continue to believe the predominant and vast majority of our retailers are local, and they are, but we have 25 percent that are national, and they are maintaining a high level of quality. We are really pleased about it.”
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Reach Warren L. Wise at 937-5524 or twitter.com/warrenlancewise.