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DEDHAM, MA-Three national retailers have signed on to be part of Legacy Place, a $90-million, 735,000-sf lifestyle center set to be built on 40 acres here at the junction of Routes 1 and 128.

Whole Foods Market, the natural and organic grocer, will open its largest New England store in 65,000 sf at the complex, while outdoor gear and apparel retailer L.L. Bean will open a two-story 30,000-sf location, the firm’s second store in Massachusetts. Both anchor stores will be joined by women’s clothing and accessory retailer Anthropologie, says David Fleming, corporate marketing director for S.R. Weiner and Associates, of Chestnut Hill, which is developing the property in a joint venture with National Amusements.

“We’re going for upscale tenants, specialty retailers, quality restaurants,” says Fleming. He notes that several other tenants are currently negotiating leases to be part of Legacy Place.

Along with a mix of approximately 70 shops and boutiques, the center will feature at least eight restaurants and a 90,000-sf, 16-screen Cinema de Lux, which is National Amusement’s premium theater brand. National Amusements’ new world headquarters will be located in 80,000 sf of the property.

Legacy Place, which is set to break ground this fall, will be among the first pedestrian friendly lifestyle centers to open west of Boston when it is completed in the fall of next year. The project is the second joint venture between S.R. Weiner and Associates and National Amusements, which had earlier collaborated on a project in Millbury, MA that revitalized another aging National Amusements cinema. Chestnut Hill, MA-based S. R. Weiner also developed one of the first lifestyle centers in Massachusetts when it opened the Derby Street Shops in Hingham in 2004.

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