June 29, 2012

TEMPLE, TX-Temple Economic Development Corporation welcomes three new retailers with Ulta Beauty, Charming Charlie, Bob Mills Furniture, all opening their doors in June.

“The Temple Economic Development Corporation and the Chamber of Commerce have partnered to recruit and promote retail opportunities for our community. With more than 70,000 people and a trade area of over 300,000 people national retailers are recognizing Temple as a profitable regional market. As our community continues to grow our success in retail recruitment will grow as well” says Charley Ayres, Temple Economic Development Corporation, Director of Business Recruitment and Expansion. “Ulta, Charming Charlie and Bob Mills Furniture are filling gaps of an underserved retail market”.

Ulta and Charming Charlie are both located in the Temple Towne Center at 2112 SW H K Dodgen Loop joining: Hobby Lobby, Ross Dress for Less, Marshall’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Staples, Petco, Shoe Carnival, and Lifeway Christian. ULTA opened June 16 occupying 8,000 square feet providing shoppers with 20,000 products and 350 fragrances, including a full-service salon with hair cutting, color and styling and other services. The beauty retailer provides one-stop shopping for affordable indulgence to customers by combining the product range and convenience of a beauty superstore with the distinctive environment and experience of a specialty retailer.

Next door to Ulta in Temple Towne Center, with a renovated store front, is Charming Charlie also occupying 8,000 square feet. Charming Charlie is a unique fashion accessory boutique designed to help a woman complete an outfit for any occasion. Founded in Houston, Texas in 2004, Charming Charlie shoppers navigate the overwhelming and fabulous selection of fashion jewelry, handbags and more by color, not category.

The newest location for the Bob Mills Furniture company occupies the revamped existing building that previously housed Lacks Furniture located at 2100 South 61st Street. The 37,000-square-foot space had a $7 million overhaul to change the exterior and interior appearance of the structure. GSB Architectural of Oklahoma City used regional materials such as Texas limestone, natural finished galvanized metals to transform the building. The store opened June 22 with a grand opening event on June 29.

About Temple

Temple, Texas, is a community with a diverse economic base that includes healthcare, distribution and warehousing, and manufacturing as its foundation. Within 200 miles of a population of 19 million, Temple is in a strategic location that is central within the Southwest U.S. marketplace. Visit choosetemple.com.