5 Star Nutrition has leased 1,759 square feet of space, with an anticipated opening in November. This marks the company’s 2nd location in south Louisiana, and 5th location for the state.
Orangetheory Fitness will occupy 3,300 square feet and is expected to open in December. This will be the 4th Louisiana location for the company.
Sprint will occupy 1,286 square feet and anticipates opening later this year.
Newly leased I Love Juice Bar is celebrating its 1st Louisiana location. It will occupy 1,250 square feet and also plans to open later this year.
Rounding out the tenants, previously announced Just 4 Him Men’s Haircut Lounge celebrated its grand opening last week, and Half Shell Oyster House is still on track to open next month. They join 30 other retailers and restaurants that call the shopping center home, including anchor tenants Costco Wholesale and Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream. Last month, developers also installed a public walking/jogging trail at the site for community use.
“The growth of Ambassador Town Center since its opening six months ago is impressive,” stated Michael Lebovitz, executive vice president, development and administration, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. “We’re thrilled to add additional national names like Orangetheory Fitness – one of the fastest growing fitness franchises in the country – to our line-up and continue to offer the Lafayette community a vibrant and dynamic lifestyle destination.
“We are extremely proud of the success at Ambassador Town Center,” said Townsend Underhill, Senior Vice President of Development for Stirling Properties. “Getting a retail center of this size 100% leased within 6 months of its grand opening is a huge accomplishment in any community. The progress of this center truly represents the strength of the Lafayette market, especially during this challenging economic time.”
Ambassador Town Center is a roughly 60-acre premier regional shopping and entertainment destination, as well as a vital economic contributor to the area. With more than 430,000 square feet of retail space, the center offers a great variety of national and local shopping and dining options. Most of the retailers opened at Ambassador Town Center are either first-time locations within Lafayette or Louisiana, or both.
Located at the southeast corner of Lafayette’s ‘main-at-main’ intersection, Ambassador Caffery Parkway & Kaliste Saloom Road, the development also includes 5 Star Nutrition, Avalon Salon & Spa, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Blaze Pizza, Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, Costco Gasoline, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Five Below, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Half Shell Oyster House, I Love Juice Bar, Just 4 Him Men’s Haircut Lounge, Marshalls/HomeGoods, Nordstrom Rack, Off Broadway Shoes, Orangetheory Fitness, Panda Express, Panera Bread, PetSmart, Phone Zone, Professor Bob Beans Coffee Bar & Ice Cream Lab, Red Robin, Sprint, Subway, Tao Asian Cuisine, World of Beer and Verizon.
Stirling Properties and CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. formed a joint venture to develop the center, and construction began in January of 2015. The companies currently manage and lease the property. Ambassador Town Center has been credited with creating approximately 2,200 construction jobs, roughly 1,700 permanent jobs and nearly $9 million annually in sales taxes for the City of Lafayette.