Canadian outdoor clothing and gear company Arc’teryx will open at Calhoun Square, the center's owner, ACKERBERG, confirmed on Wednesday. This is the first new tenant announcement since ACKERBERG purchased the flailing Uptown center, and it is consistent with CEO Stuart Ackerberg’s vision for making Calhoun Square a unique shopping destination. Arc’teryx has just one other store in the U.S., which opened last year in Seattle.
“This international tenant has one store per market, and they’ve chosen the Uptown area for that store. They are a perfect fit for our vision of the property: one of a kind experiences,” ACKERBERG senior managing director Jackie Knight said in a statement.
Arc’teryx—named for Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop feather for flight—specializes in upscale outerwear (warmest winter jacket: $750), climbing gear, backpacks, and accessories for men and women. Its arrival at Lake and Hennepin seals Uptown’s status as a destination for technical gear—with North Face and Columbia across the street, all the neighborhood is missing is a ski hill.