Freeport, ME, February 14, 2017 – Internationally recognized outdoor retailer L.L.Bean, best known for its L.L.Bean Boots, everyday free shipping and 100% satisfaction guarantee, is set to expand its retail operation with the opening of its fourth Massachusetts store, scheduled to open the summer of 2017. The new L.L.Bean store will be located at Mashpee Commons, a unique mixed-use community featuring a variety of dining, shopping, entertainment and residential options, located in Mashpee, Massachusetts. The 20,000 square-foot store will feature an assortment of active and casual apparel and footwear, as well as outdoor lifestyle gear including hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking and winter gear and camping products. The store will employ approximately 75 people. Those interested in job opportunities can visit www.llbeancareers.com. This will be L.L.Bean’s fourth full retail store in Massachusetts and its 34th retail store outside of Maine. L.L.Bean also operates a full-time kiosk at the Shops at Prudential Center in downtown Boston, as well as a seasonal kiosk at the Natick Mall.
“Mashpee has a lot of elements that make it an attractive location for us. There’s a host of outdoor recreational opportunities readily available nearby, with an active population base that regularly takes advantage of these resources, combined with a vibrant tourist community,” said Ken Kacere, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Retail at L.L.Bean. “We’re very excited to be infusing a bit of the Maine essence and the L.L.Bean brand into the area.”
L.L.Bean made the decision to continue to expand its retail presence into Massachusetts as part of its overall retail expansion plan and due to the store’s proximity to several abundant natural resources and multiple opportunities for many outdoor activities, as well as a population base that enjoys regularly engaging in a variety of outdoor pursuits. The store will allow the people of Cape Cod and beyond to experience first-hand everything that the legendary outdoor retailer has to offer, such as quality merchandise, a welcoming shopping environment and a large roster of ongoing demonstrations and clinics on a number of outdoor topics.
Of particular note will be the inclusion of L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools, which will offer demonstrations, clinics and introductory hands-on courses for a variety of outdoor activities, all designed to make it easy for people to engage in outdoor recreation for health, fitness and recreation. L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools courses are offered at every L.L.Bean Retail Store. In 2016, over 150,000 people participated in these programs.
“We are proud to welcome L.L.Bean to Mashpee Commons,” said Buff Chace, Managing General Partner, Mashpee Commons L.P. “L.L.Bean is a first-class retail operation and it will surely be a wonderful addition to the neighborhood experience Mashpee Commons offers to Cape Cod residents and year-round visitors. We look forward to a great partnership.”