Positioning Retail Real Estate for a New Generation

November 18, 2014

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November 18, 2014

Levin Management Inks New Lease with Simply Fashion at Liberty Center I in Erie, Pa.

Discount Women’s Clothing Store to Occupy 5,800 Square Feet


ERIE, Pa., Nov. 18, 2014 – Discount women’s clothing retailer Simply Fashion has leased 5,800 square feet of space at Liberty Center I, re-joining the tenant mix at this key northwestern Pennsylvania shopping destination. The announcement was made by Levin Management, exclusive leasing and managing agent for the 227,000-square-foot shopping center.

Levin’s leasing representative Jordan Korris negotiated the long-term lease. Richard Soloff of Soloff Realty & Development Inc. represented the tenant in the transaction.

Simply Fashion’s varied collection of women’s apparel and accessories caters to shoppers who are both style and price conscious. Simply Fashion will be operating this location as a Dots store.

“We are excited to welcome Dots, which is under new management, back to Liberty Center I,” said Korris. “The store was extremely popular with local consumers, and upon re-opening will continue to provide a wide selection of trend-driven women’s apparel and accessories at an amazing price. Dots complements an impressive retail lineup at Liberty Center I and helps enhance the overall tenant mix at this neighborhood shopping destination.”

Situated near I-90 at the intersection of West 38th and Liberty Streets, just off of Peach Street, Liberty Center I is located in the residential heart of Erie, Pa. The center serves a growing population of more than 160,200 people within a five-mile radius, and the marketplace offers an average household income of more than $53,600. Anchored by full-serve supermarket chain Tops Friendly Markets and Peebles department store, Liberty Center I’s lineup of national and regional tenants includes Harbor Freight Tools, Dollar Tree, Rent-A-Center, Payless ShoeSource, H&R Block, and GNC, among others.

Several prime retail spaces currently are available at Liberty Center I, ranging from 2,800 square feet to 14,000 square feet.

Levin is one of the nation’s leading retail real estate services firms, with a strong focus in the northeastern United States and an owner’s approach to the business. The firm’s portfolio and internal resources have grown consistently over the years, responding to a variety of retail and economic climates. Today, Levin offers a full range of services for a diverse portfolio that encompasses approximately 95 properties and more than 13 million square feet. These services include leasing, property management, accounting, construction management and marketing. Levin specializes in repositioning, retenanting and renovating retail properties – areas that have become particularly vital for today’s institutional and individual property owners.

With headquarters in North Plainfield, N.J., Levin serves properties ranging from neighborhood, community, lifestyle and power centers, to enclosed malls, street retail, downtown stores and mixed-use projects in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina. In business for six decades, the company taps into its associated, expansive tenant roster to conduct Retail Sentiment Surveys three times each year that provide insight on industry trends and sales performance.

Levin has earned a long list of coveted awards over the years. Since 2011 alone, the firm was ranked 30th among Top US Real Estate Companies and named three times among the nation’s top property managers by Commercial Property Executive magazine, placed among the nation’s top 10 redevelopers by Chain Store Age, credited as one of the state’s top 10 real estate developers by New Jersey Business magazine, and ranked third on NJBIZ’s Top Property Management Companies list and seventh on NJBIZ’s Top Commercial Real Estate Developers list.

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