A brand new cosmetics retailer opened its doorways in Westwood for the primary time Friday after months of delays.
ULTA Beauty, a magnificence retailer that sells make-up, skincare and hair merchandise, opened on the nook of Kinross and Gayley avenues. The retailer additionally has a hair salon within the decrease degree.
Michelle Barrett, normal supervisor for the Westwood location stated the shop had been present process renovations for a number of months and the scheduled opening for October needed to be delayed a number of instances.
“There had been some electrical points within the constructing, so the opening bought pushed again twice, but it surely’s all good now,” she stated. “Everything’s positive and able to go.”
Pam Lent, ULTA’s vp of actual property, stated there have been some delays in renovating the constructing as a result of the earlier homeowners had not stored the constructing as much as code.
Lent added she is hopeful the brand new location will garner consideration from college students as a result of it gives quite a lot of manufacturers normally bought in malls.
“We’ll serve college students who gained’t have to depart the world,” she stated. “It will carry a variety of footsteps into the Village for that.”
Andrew Thomas, government director of the Westwood Village Improvement Association, stated he thinks the brand new enterprise will do effectively in Westwood as a result of it’s already a profitable chain. He added the affiliation’s workplace had been receiving calls asking concerning the retailer’s opening as a result of their quantity is the primary to look when folks seek for the Westwood ULTA location on-line.
“It feels prefer it’s been a very long time coming,” he stated. “Phones had been ringing off the hook asking ‘Hey, when are you guys going to be opening?’. We may need obtained 500 calls within the final month.”
Thomas stated he’s hopeful the brand new location will generate enterprise within the fast space.
“There’s been a variety of improvement in that nook. I believe now we have a possible to have a well-activated nook in that district,” he stated. “ULTA’s that final piece of the puzzle.”
Laura Oswald, a UCLA Health Sciences Development worker, went to the opening and stated she was blissful to see a brand new high-end make-up retailer open within the space.
“It’s nice there’s retailers coming again to Westwood,” she stated. “There’s not lots right here.”
Kathy Chung, a UCLA alumnus who lives within the space, who was additionally there stated she plans to go to the shop commonly as a result of she loves purchasing for magnificence and skincare.
“Whenever I have to go to ULTA, I have to do an internet buy and hit that buy minimal totally free delivery or go to the mall,” she stated. “So I’ve been eying (the brand new location) since they introduced it.”
ULTA’s official grand opening occasion will occur the primary weekend of December, in response to the Westwood Village Improvement Association’s web site. The first 100 folks within the retailer that weekend will obtain reward playing cards and coupons.
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