November 9 2017

Women's Clothing Store Coldwater Creek, Under New Ownership, Is Returning to Burlington

By: Rich Hosford

A women’s clothing store that had closed in 2014 is returning to Burlington.


Coldwater Creek is holding a grand opening celebration in the Wayside plaza on Saturday, November 11. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The Wilder Companies, owners of Wayside, said in a release they are happy to welcome the retailer back to town.


“To have Wayside be home to Coldwater Creek’s first brick and mortar location is testimony to their confidence in this market and the ongoing strength of the location, said Gary Robinson, Vice President, Leasing at The Wilder Companies. “They are a great addition to the center’s merchandise mix and we are happy to welcome them back.”


Coldwater Creek was originally founded by Dennis and Ann Pence in northern Idaho as a direct mail business. The idea took off and by 1990 millions of catalogs were being mailed to customers. The first retail store was opened in 1995.


The company did big business for about another decade. However, in April of 2014 it declared bankruptcy and closed its retail stores. It was bought by a new company, Sycamore Partners based in Hingham, in June of that year and in November they launched a new Coldwater Creek as a catalog and online only company.


The new Burlington store is the first retail location of the new company and its owners say they are excited to be back and up and running in town.  


“Coldwater Creek was a destination at Wayside from the time the center opened in 2006,” said Coldwater Creek’s CEO David Walde. “When it came time to choose a location for our continued growth it was easy to choose a proven location where we enjoyed great success.”


Coldwater Creek is a specialty retailer of unique, hard-to-find women’s clothing and accessories.

Cover photo courtesy of the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce's Facebook page.


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