Massachusetts: L.L. Bean Opening Two New Stores
One of New England’s favorite retailers is continuing to expand. L.L. Bean will be opening two new stores in Massachusetts by mid-October.
Headquartered in Freeport, Maine, L.L. Bean now has more than 70 stores across the country. Now residents of both the south shore and north shore won’t have to travel far to visit one of their very inviting stores.
On Friday, September 8, L.L. Bean in Hanover Crossing will officially open, CBS News reports. This store will join an all-star lineup that has already moved into the new development in Hanover, off Route 53. “Market Basket and Showcase Cinemas opened in 2022, followed by Old Navy, Sullivan’s Castle Island-Hanover, the 110 Grill and Ryan’s Family Amusements, all of which opened in the first half of 2023,” The Patriot Ledger explained.
About a month after the south shore doors open, the north shore location will also open. The Peabody location is planning to open on Friday, October 6. This will be within the North Shore Mall area. Stephen Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of L.L.Bean, said via a quote obtained by Patch, “We’re grateful to be in a position to expand our retail presence and build new wholesale relationships in order to serve more customers.
L.L. Bean began in 1912 up north in Freeport, Maine. In case you didn’t know, here is a fun fact. L.L. stands for Leon Leonwood (Bean), the company’s original founder.
The Bay State now has the most L.L. Bean locations with eleven (including the two new Massachusetts stores opening soon). Their home state of Maine has seven. This popular outdoor supplier now stretches to the Midwest with Wisconsin and Illinois also having stores.
Furthermore, there are 15 locations in Canada (in addition to the 58 in the United States).
You can check out L.L.Bean’s back-to-school line now at their official website.