The Santa Fe Place mall, which has struggled in recent years to keep its storefronts full following a massive overhaul and name change a decade ago, is pursuing two new major retail tenants already located in the city: Cost Plus World Market and Bed, Bath & Beyond.
The move, which is not a done deal, would be good news for the mall — which underwent an interior face-lift just last summer and plans another improvement project that’s tied to the proposed new anchor tenants. But the change would leave another gaping hole at the Sanbusco Market Center in downtown Santa Fe. Cost Plus World Market opened a 14,700-square-foot store at Sanbusco in 2000 and has been one of the biggest tenants at the center, which has faced financial difficulties in the last couple of years, following the loss in 2011 of a Borders bookstore in its largest retail space.
By: Daniel J Chacón (Santa Fe New Mexican)
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