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

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

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

Based in 1990, Ulta was initially referred to 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Discussions on social media platforms talked about that an Outdated Navy retailer can be deliberate for the plaza, however this might not be confirmed.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 searching for affirmation with generic messages that didn’t embrace particular data. A name positioned Friday to Grossman Growth Group LLC, one of many Plaza’s homeowners, was not returned.

Garvan Donegan, director of planning, innovation and financial improvement for the Central Maine Progress Council, stated he couldn’t touch upon the Ulta challenge or rumors of an Outdated Navy retailer.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 stated in an e mail. “Particularly, the Kennedy Memorial Drive space is a lovely location for operations because of its excessive visibility, direct proximity to a significant transit hall (i.e., I-95), among the highest annual common every day site visitors (AADT) within the space. , giant sq. footage facility choices, proximity to each downtown district and metropolis service middle amenities and establishments, and, typically, sustainable financial development leading to follow-up retail exercise.”

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

Companies already positioned 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.

Employees have just lately been renovating the house subsequent to Tractor Provide that years in the past was typically used as an L.L.Bean Second Retailer.


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