PARTY CITY, LUMBER LIQUIDATORS, SKY ZONE WILL JOIN TAYLOR RETAIL CENTER

ProVisions, LLC, and the City of Taylor are pleased to announce more business additions to the Eureka Road corridor in the form of Party City, Lumber Liquidators and Sky Zone, which are all moving into the 48,000-square-foot Taylor Retail Center, 23269 Eureka Road. 

Party City, Lumber Liquidators and the Sky Zone have all signed long-term leases. Party City is relocating from its existing facility at 14528 Racho Road.

This announcement comes on the heels of several moves in the busy Eureka Road corridor between Telegraph and I-75. Recently, the Gibraltar Trade Center announced that it is consolidating with its Mount Clemens’ location and will close its doors in Taylor at the end of the year. Menards is buying the entire 80-plus acre location and will bring many others retailers with it after it razes and rebuilds the southwest corner of Eureka and I-75, which promises to be a huge upgrade to the site and a regional draw. 

Other key changes involve Henry Ford Health System’s OptimEyes replacing the old West Mound Church at 22373 Eureka; The Vitamin Shoppe is building at Racho and Eureka; Panera Bread is locating at 23303 Eureka; JC Penny added a Sephora; and ULTA Beauty is planning a third-quarter 2014 opening in Southland Mall. All of these new businesses will join such stalwarts as Famous Dave’s, Hantz Group, Meijer, Macy’s, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Art Van and Home Depot in the same business district.

“This is great news for all the businesses along Eureka Road, and great news for the rest of Taylor,” said Mayor Rick Sollars. “We are not only filling vacancies with new companies – we are seeing more and more quality businesses locating to the City of Taylor. That means more selections, better shopping, more jobs and a larger tax base for the community. I think I can speak for most of the businesses already along Eureka Road when I say that it’s great to have Party City, Lumber Liquidators and Sky Zone coming to the Taylor Retail Center.”

Party City is America’s largest specialty party goods chain and the country’s premiere Halloween specialty retailer, operating more than 800 stores and through the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Party City corporate revenue grew from $1.487 B in 2009 to $1.981 B in 2013.

Lumber Liquidators is North America’s largest specialty retailer in hardwood flooring. Over the past two decades, it has grown from a single store to locations in 46 different states and over 1,000 employees. Its corporate net sales increased nearly $16 M, or 16.9 percent, during first-quarter 2014 over first-quarter 2013.

The Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park is a family entertainment center with over 60 locations in the U.S. It was the creator of the world’s first all-trampoline, walled playing court. Each location expects on average 15,000 adult customers and/or visitors per month. It is the perfect location for activities for any age group, parties, corporate events or just fun and fitness activity.

The Sky Zone grew from three locations in 2010 to 60 in the U.S., four in Canada and one international site this year.

The Taylor Retail Center also includes Dick’s, Big Lots, Verizon, Subway, Charter One, McDonald’s, Panera Bread, Pet Smart, Payless Shoes, FedEx and HoneyBaked Ham.

“With this being one of the initial things that I worked on in Taylor, I’m very proud to have these additions to our Eureka Road business district make long-term commitments,” said George Sutherland, the city’s new economic development manager. “These three companies will help solidify the Taylor Retail Center, and will also be a big benefit to the rest of the business corridor near the Southland Mall complex.”

ProVisions (www.provisions.ws), headed by President Murray D. Wikol, is a full-service developer, financier and owner of commercial, industrial, not-for-profit and public sector real estate with specific expertise in public/private joint ventures. Mr. Wikol previously developed the Taylor Business Center on Ecorse Road that houses the State of Michigan’s Department of Human Services Offices.