Work continues on Marshalls, Rack Room Shoes at The Marketplace in Southern Shores

Published 7:43 am Sunday, January 29, 2023

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Changes are well underway at The Marketplace as construction crews work to complete the Marshalls and Rack Room Shoes in the Southern Shores shopping center located at 5539 N. Croatan Hwy.

Marshalls and Rack Room Shoes will be adjacent to the CVS Pharmacy, Dollar Tree and Food Lion. The space was formerly occupied by Barrier Island Bagels, which has relocated to Kitty Hawk, and Coastal Rehabilitation, which moved to two other units at The Marketplace.

Marshalls is owned by the TJX Company, which operates T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods, Sierra and Homesense. It is a leading off-price apparel and home fashion retailer in the U.S., coming in at number 75 in the 2022 Fortune 500 company listings.

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“The Town of Southern Shores and the people in our community welcome the newest renovations and additions to The Marketplace and look forward to enjoying enhanced shopping options,” said Mayor Elizabeth Morey.

The project was approved by the town council in September 2021 in an effort to revitalize The Marketplace. Marshalls, at 24,000 square feet, is considered a “junior box store” as opposed to a big box store. The shopping center is owned by Aston Properties.

“The Town appreciates Aston Properties for recognizing Southern Shores as a good investment opportunity. The anticipated increased foot traffic will lead to more small business expansion and economic growth,” Morey added.

Aston Properties is repairing a section of the parking lot in front of Marshalls and Rack Room Shoes. The company could not be reached to determine if there are additional parking lot renovations planned.

The new businesses are scheduled to open sometime this spring.

Also new to The Marketplace is Sherwin Williams paint store. The company is currently remodeling two units at the shopping center.