Tacoma Mall Expands with New Retailers

Long known as a community leader in shopping, dining, and entertainment, Tacoma Mall has recently announced plans to further elevate the shopping experience. Looking forward to the 2020 holiday season, the Mall will introduce Nordstrom Rack, Ulta, and Marcus Theatres. These additions are expected to be the beginning of a larger redevelopment in the Tacoma Mall.

“We have a continued commitment to invest in the Tacoma community,” said Eric Sadi, Chief Operating Officer of Leasing. “Tacoma Mall is a lifestyle destination. Simon is leading the way with transformational projects in the state of Washington. We will bring a uniquely curated mix of retailers, entertainment, and dining options to Tacoma.”

Next in store for shoppers will be a charming urban village located on the north side of the mall. The intention is to engage visitors with a welcoming, community-friendly environment where shoppers can enjoy a variety of dining and entertainment.

Nordstrom Rack is renowned for fabulous style and great prices and shoppers can look forward to deals on clothing and shoes for women, men and children. This Tacoma location will be much more convenient for South Sound families and avoid a frustrating trip with I-5 traffic.

Ulta, soon to be featured in the mall, is well-known as a premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products, and even salon services. Ulta carries more than 25,000 products from around 500 beauty brands and is your one-stop shop for cosmetic products and services.

Marcus Theatres will also be added as a trendsetting theatre for not only the Tacoma Mall, but for Washington State. Their first location in the state, Marcus Theatres is the fourth-largest theatre company in the United States and well-known in their Midwest markets. Theatre-goers can look forward to the latest amenities like cushy stadium seating, innovative food and beverage offerings, and 72-feet-wide UltraScreens.

Tacoma Mall proudly serves our neighbors in the communities of University Place, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Tacoma. With over 150 stores ranging from women’s apparel and children’s fashion to home electronics, Tacoma Mall is expanding its shopping offerings in Pierce County.

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Drees of Olympia Demonstrates the Art of Business

In a world of online shopping, Drees still sets the standard for in-home furnishings and gifts after 90 years.

The home furnishings shop on the corner of Washington Street and Legion Way in downtown Olympia is celebrating its 90th year in business. Housed in a building built in 1890 in downtown Olympia, Drees offers a variety of products including home furnishings, gifts, seasonal decorations and stationary.

The 90-year-old legacy started in 1929 when Jimmy Drees bought the Art and Paint Store and added additional decorative products. He brought the first fine wallcoverings to Olympia in the 1930’s. He sold the store in 1965 ,and it was sold again in 1976 to the store’s current owner, Ruthann Panowicz Goularte. Ruthann has been at the helm for over 40 years.

Ruthann grew up in Olympia, went off to college, and then to Washington DC to work at the Smithsonian. Her return to Olympia was rooted in running the beloved store where she shopped as a child. “We believe that Drees offers more than great products; we create traditions, nurture relationships, enhance homes, and provide a respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.” is a Jimmy Drees quote on his windows.

Drees has not only been a pillar of the shopping community in Olympia, it also gives back to the community in various ways. Ruthann is a founding member of the Junior League of Olympia and has served on multiple boards, including the City of Olympia’s Parking and Business Improvement Area, the Board of Directors at Thurston First Bank in Olympia and member of Seattle Art Museum Supporters.

EMILY HAPPY

Drees of Olympia
524 Washington St SE, Olympia WA 98051
360.357.7177
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