When the $500-million-plus expansion of the Natick Collection officially bows Sept. 7, ushering in a new standard for suburban mall luxury retailing in Massachusetts, shoppers can expect about 70 percent of the 94 new tenants to be open for business.
Shoppers also can expect some pampering, with the addition of new valet car service, a separate premium parking area and a full-service concierge.
Retailers that'll be ready for the grand-opening include one of the mall's new anchors: Massachusetts' first Nordstrom. The other new anchor, Neiman Marcus, will start welcoming shoppers to its second Bay State store on Sept. 15, according to Cathie Bryant, vice president and group director at General Growth Properties Inc., the mall's Chicago owner.
Retail Traffic reported on the project as part of a redevelopment piece earlier this year.