Lululemon store coming to Ridgeland
RIDGELAND — A Lululemon storefront will open soon in the old Williams Sonoma space at the Renaissance here following a nod from city officials earlier this week.
Public Works Director Alan Hart said that the retailer originally wanted to do a ‘pop-up” store where they would be open for a limited time but after further consideration decided to bring a permanent store to the development.
“I think everybody is really excited about this,” Hart said. “Lululemon has made a full commitment.”
Hart presented the project to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen at their meeting on Tuesday.
The Architectural Review Board unanimously approved the proposed changes to the existing storefront at their July 12 meeting.
The proposed changes include new signage and other work.
A letter from Renaissance developers to Lululemon management included in the board package notes that the space has been leased to Lululemon and that the developers approve of the proposed changes.
Lululemon was founded in 1998 in a local yoga studio in Kitsilano, Vancouver, Canada.In 2003, they opened their first store in the United States in Santa Monica, Cali. Four years later, the company went public and listed shares on the NASDAQ.
The company now has 574 stores internationally, and also sells online.