Tommy Bahama to Open Manhattan Store
Seattle-based Tommy Bahama Group Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oxford Industries Inc., recently announced plans to open a Manhattan store, according to WSJ.com. The island-inspired retail chain has signed a 12-year lease for a 8,500-sq.-ft. space in the Art-Deco Fred F. French Building on Fifth Avenue at 45th Street. The company hopes to open the new store by the end of 2011. "With the strength of our brand in diverse locations across the country, we feel there has never been a better time for us to open a store in Manhattan," said Terry Pillow, CEO of Tommy Bahama.