Carter’s children’s shop to open at NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize

UPDATED — Carter’s is the newest retailer coming to the growing NewMarket Square at 21st and Maize.

The shop, which specializes in infant, toddler and children’s clothing, has signed a lease for 4,000 square feet next to Christopher & Banks. That’s in the area where Lane Bryant, Kirkland’s and Pier 1 Imports have recently opened.

“There’s a lot of foot traffic over there,” says April Reed, who handled the deal for the Slawson Cos. development.

There’s 4,000 square feet left to lease in the building where Carter’s will open in February.

Reed says the remaining space can be divided for two tenants. She says she thinks it makes sense for another junior apparel store or similar retailer to go there, especially since the Children’s Place and Rue 21 are nearby.

“They tend to like to cluster together.”

There’s another 3,000 square feet available next to Rue 21.

Reed is confident in the area and how it’s doing so far.

“The stores that have opened, they’re just doing phenomenal,” she says. “The center is just that much more walkable, shoppable. We’ve got just about everything a girl or guy could want.”

Or, in Carter’s case, someone much smaller.