Construction Nearing Completion for Redevelopment at Hammond Square

Former Sears and Rite Aid stores transformed into multi-tenant retail space.Hammond Square Renovation

Stirling Properties commercial real estate company is nearing completion on the redevelopment project at Hammond Square shopping center in Hammond, Louisiana. Demolition of the former Sears and Rite Aid buildings was completed earlier this year to make way for the $15 million multi-tenant retail redevelopment project.

This summer, the company announced that Michaels, HomeGoods, Five Below and PetSmart would be constructed on the former Sears parcel. Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar has also recently announced its intention to join the tenant lineup with a projected opening in late summer of 2020. Constructions of the new space is underway and expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020, with the retail tenants anticipated to open in the second quarter of 2020. Hammond Square is also developing a two-tenant outparcel building in front of the former Rite Aid that will be occupied by Five Guys and Chipotle. This building is also expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.

Hammond Square Renovation

Rhonda Sharkawy, Senior Retail Leasing & Development Advisor with Stirling Properties, handled the lease transactions on behalf of the landlord.

“Stirling Properties is excited to welcome these first-class retailers to Hammond Square. They are all new to the Hammond market, and we are confident they will be extremely well-received by the surrounding Tangipahoa community. They complement our existing tenant mix perfectly—even further positioning Hammond Square as a leading shopping destination in the region. We look forward to adding even more great retailers to the center soon,” said Grady Brame, Executive Vice President with Stirling Properties.

Hammond Square is Tangipahoa Parish’s premier shopping destination, located on approximately 100 acres at the northwest corner of Interstate 12 and US Highway 51 Business (SW Railroad Avenue) in Hammond, Louisiana. It is the 2nd largest open-air center in Louisiana encompassing over 902,000-square-feet of more than 40 national and local retailers, shops and restaurants, including Dillard’s, Target, The Home Depot, JCPenney, Academy Sports+Outdoors, Best Buy, T.J.Maxx, ULTA Beauty, Books-A-Million and AMC Theatres. Stirling Properties redeveloped Hammond Square and currently manages and leases the center.

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