Lindale adding Eddie Bauer, Hurricane Grill

Cedar Rapids mall moves to full occupancy

Lindale Mall in an aerial photograph in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
Lindale Mall in an aerial photograph in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Lindale Mall is adding national outdoor clothing retailer Eddie Bauer and Hurricane Grill, a casual dining chain, by the end of the year.

Amy Siegel, director of marketing and business development at Lindale, said Eddie Bauer will have a 4,000-square-foot store near the mall’s center court. The space was formerly occupied by Kitchen Collections.

Eddie Bauer operated a store in Westdale Mall until late March when the mall closed in preparation for a $90 million redevelopment project. The retailer, known for its signature outerwear, apparel, outdoor gear and accessories, operates about 370 stores in the United States and Canada.

Founded in 1995 on the Southern Florida waterfront, Hurricane Grill & Wings has 70 locations open or under construction in 15 states. Siegel said the West Palm Beach, Fla.-chain will have a 5,000-square-foot restaurant in the new wing of Lindale, next to US Cellular.

Hurricane Grill & Wings has a lunch, dinner and children’s menu with more than 50 entree options including salads, burgers, seafood, steak, ribs, tacos and sandwiches as well as 30 different flavors of wings as its specialty. The chain also operates a store at Crossroads Mall in Waterloo.

The original Hurricane Grill & Wings opened in Fort Pierce, Fla., and has expanded to locations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina and Texas.

Siegel said the addition of Eddie Bauer and Hurricane Grill & Wings will essentially bring the mall to full occupancy.

“We will still have room for another food court tenant, but that’s about all the room we have,” Siegel said.

Lindale was owned and managed by Simon Property Group of Indianapolis until the company spun off all of its smaller enclosed malls and strip centers earlier this year to form Washington Prime Group, an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust.