GLENDALE, CA-Caruso Affiliated has unveiled its first list of tenants at the Los Angeles-based developer’s Americana at Brand project, a $320 million mixed-use development due to open in the spring of 2008. The newly named tenants are described as “cutting-edge concepts and innovative retailers” by Todd Russell, SVP of retail leasing and marketing for Caruso Affiliated, who says that the company aims to establish a “one-of-a-kind fashion district” at the new center.

Among the business that have signed for space at the new open air shopping venue are Lacoste, Juicy Couture, Martin + Osa and Swedish apparel retailer H&M, which will open a two-level flagship location at the Caruso development. Among the tenants recently named by Caruso include Anthropologie, A/X Armani Exchange, Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Marciano and Urban Outfitters, as well as a number of others.

Besides these retailers, the project is slated to feature a Pacific Theatres 18-plex cinema at the 15.5-acre development site, which is bounded by Brand Boulevard, Central Avenue and Colorado Street. The 900,000-sf development will comprise 475,000 sf of retail occupied by 75 shops and boutiques, restaurants, 238 apartments and 100 condominiums.

Caruso broke ground in June on the project, which is being designed by the company’s in-house architecture team, working in conjunction with Elkus

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