DENVER – October 22, 2011: David, Hicks & Lampert Brokerage, after being selected to Market and Lease the new Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss anchored open-air shopping center, is fully engaged to bring new businesses to this exciting venue.
Developed by ServiceStar Development (Denver, CO) in conjunction with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss is the first open-air of its type to have opened on a military installation. Centrally located, both within the community and on-Post, this will serve as the heart of this military neighborhood providing a shopping and entertainment venue with the latest in popular retail offerings by many national and regional Tenants, the latest 10 screen Grand Theatre and trendy restaurants. Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss will also serve as a convenient backdrop for many scheduled outdoor promotional events by virtue of its upscale architectural persona complemented by its wide streets and pedestrian friendly Promenade. The shopping center is anchored by a spectacular new Post Exchange (217,420 sf), an all-purpose store that resembles a cross between a Target and a traditional department store with a generous selection of upscale merchandise, and a Commissary (114,000 sf) which would resemble the newest generation full-line supermarket. The combined sales for these two concepts is expected to generate in excess of $192 Million dollars in annual sales!
Fort Bliss is experiencing unprecedented growth. The Post population is on track to grow by nearly 70% over the next several years. This is due to a national military realignment and congressional approval of four new Brigades to be added to the present Post population. The federal government is spending over $5 Billion dollars in fully funded construction projects at Fort Bliss in preparation for the population increase – which does not include the development of Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss. The result of the new personnel is an increase from the current 88,000 customers to over 129,000 customers by the end of 2012.