Ulta Magnificence to open its retailer in Waterville Plaza


WATERVILLE — At the least one new enterprise, Ulta Magnificence, is scheduled to open later this yr at Kennedy Memorial Drive’s JFK Plaza in a location that is being renovated subsequent to Tractor Provide.

Ulta is a sequence of magnificence shops headquartered in Bolingbrook, Illinois, that brings in cosmetics, fragrances, nail and tub merchandise, hair care and extra. Many retailers embrace a salon.

Whereas the corporate provided few particulars about plans for the enterprise, director of public relations Crystal Carroll confirmed {that a} retailer is coming to the plaza.

“We’re truly nonetheless within the early levels of planning this location, so are unable to share particular particulars,” Carroll mentioned in an e mail. “The opening is scheduled for later this yr, so I can comply with up with extra data as they develop into obtainable.”

Based in 1990, Ulta was initially known as Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrances. The closest Ulta shops to Waterville are at Augusta Market, Bangor Park, and Essential Mall in Portland.

Discussions on social media platforms talked about that an Outdated Navy retailer can be deliberate for the plaza, however this might not be confirmed. The corporate’s press division responded to emails in search of affirmation with generic messages that didn’t embrace particular data. A name positioned Friday to Grossman Improvement Group LLC, one of many Plaza’s house owners, was not returned.

Garvan Donegan, director of planning, innovation and financial growth for the Central Maine Progress Council, mentioned he couldn’t touch upon the Ulta challenge or rumors of an Outdated Navy retailer.

“Moreover, we anticipate to see thrilling new retail and enterprise operations alongside Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville in 2022 and 2023,” Donegan mentioned in an e mail. “Specifically, the Kennedy Memorial Drive space is a sexy location for operations because of its excessive visibility, direct proximity to a serious transit hall (i.e., I-95), a number of the highest annual common each day visitors (AADT) within the space. , giant sq. footage facility choices, proximity to each downtown district and metropolis service heart services and establishments, and, typically, sustainable financial progress leading to follow-up retail exercise.”

Kimberly Ann Lindloff, president and CEO of the Mid-Essential Chamber of Commerce and govt director of the Progress Council, additionally couldn’t affirm the rumours, and mentioned she had not spoken with anybody with these corporations or the house owners of the plaza.

Companies already situated on 14.14 acres within the 151,000-square-foot JFK Plaza embrace Hannaford, TJ Maxx, Joan’s Cloth & Crafts, Mirakuya Sushi & Steak Home, electronics retailer Aaron’s and Tractor Provide.

Staff have not too long ago been renovating the area subsequent to Tractor Provide that years in the past was generally used as an L.L.Bean Second Retailer.


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