Sports and outdoors enthusiasts rejoice. The Orvis Co. Inc. has leased a 6,000-square-foot space in Laurelwood Shopping Center and is expected to open in early February.
The 156-year-old, Manchester, Vt.-based retailer supplies fly-fishing gear, exclusive lines of clothing and accessories for men and women, home accents, gifts, pet products and sporting goods.
Orvis’ new store is located between The Grove Grill and Booksellers of Laurelwood, next door to J. Jill and South House Jewelry. The 10-year lease brings the Laurelwood Shopping Center’s retail space to 100 percent occupancy.
Construction will begin soon to completely renovate the space, which was previously occupied by Sachi and Cotton Tails before those retailers expanded to a larger store within the shopping center a few years ago.
“Orvis represents the type of high quality merchant that Laurelwood Shopping Center has historically sought out and Orvis accentuates the unique and distinctive shopping experience that Laurelwood strives to offer its customers,” Tom Prewitt Jr., president of Laurelwood Shopping Center Inc., said in a press release.