Ulta Beauty to open store in Waterville plaza

WATERVILLE — At minimum a person new organization, Ulta Elegance, is scheduled to open up in the JFK Plaza off Kennedy Memorial Travel later on this yr in a room that is being renovated upcoming to Tractor Source.

Ulta is a chain of beauty merchants headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois, that carries cosmetics, fragrances, nail and bath solutions, hair care and other goods. Several of the stores incorporate a salon.

Though the company made available few facts about plans for the company, Crystal Carroll, director of general public relations, confirmed a store is coming to the plaza.

“We’re truly nevertheless in the early phases of arranging for this area so are not able to share particular aspects,” Carroll claimed in an e mail. “The opening is scheduled for later on this calendar year, so I can observe up with much more data as they become obtainable.”

Founded in 1990, Ulta originally was known as Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrances. The nearest Ulta merchants to Waterville are in the Augusta Marketplace, Bangor Parkade and Maine Shopping mall in Portland.

Discussions on social media platforms have pointed out that an Previous Navy keep also is planned for the plaza but that could not be confirmed. The company’s push division responded to email messages searching for confirmation with generic messages that did not include things like unique info. A contact put Friday to Grossman Enhancement Team LLC, a single of the entrepreneurs of the plaza, was not returned.

Garvan Donegan, director of scheduling, innovation and economic development for the Central Maine Expansion Council, said he could not remark on the Ulta task or the rumors of an Old Navy keep.


“With that stated, we are anticipating to see thrilling new retail and organization operations in 2022 and 2023 alongside Waterville’s Kennedy Memorial Travel …,” Donegan reported in an e-mail. “In unique, the Kennedy Memorial Drive place is an interesting area for operations as a consequence of its higher visibility, immediate proximity to a essential transit corridor (i.e., I-95), some of the optimum Once-a-year Average Day-to-day Visitors (AADT) in the area, bigger square footage facility alternatives, proximity to both equally the downtown district and city provider centre features and establishments, and, normally speaking, sustainable economic growth that results in stick to-on retail activity.”

Kimberly N. Lindlof, president and CEO of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and government director of the Expansion Council, also could not confirm the rumors, and mentioned she had not spoken with any person from individuals corporations or with the entrepreneurs of the plaza.

Firms presently in the 151,000-sq.-foot JFK Plaza, located on 14.14 acres, involve Hannaford, T.J. Maxx, JoAnn Material and Crafts, Mirakuya Sushi & Steak Property, the electronics retail outlet Aaron’s and Tractor Offer.

Staff not too long ago have been renovating the room following to Tractor Supply that several years ago was applied occasionally as an L.L.Bean seconds shop.

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