Rockport to Expand Canadian Outlet Operations



American footwear brand Rockport will open seven more Canadian outlet locations, according to representative broker Jeff Berkowtiz of Aurora Realty Consultants

Mr. Berkowitz said several deals are still in the works, though he was able to confirm two Rockport outlets set to open this year -- one at Tsawwassen Mills in Delta, BC, and the other at the McArthurGlen Designer Outlets just south of Vancouver. Tsawwassen Mills opens to the public in October of this year, and McArthurGlen opened to much fanfare in the summer of 2015.

Last year, we reported that Rockport was also expanding its base of full-priced store locations, including several new concept stores reflecting a brighter aesthetic.   

Founded in Massachusetts in 1972, Rockport is known for comfortable, well-made footwear. In January of 2015, Boston-based athletic shoe maker New Balance and Berkshire Partners bought Rockport for U.S. $280 million. Aurora Realty Consultants represents Rockport across Canada, specifically represented by Jeffrey Berkowitz.

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