The Japanese clothing store UNIQLO might open a location in Concord, California next year.
Sunvalley Mall management said the company is negotiating the terms of the lease with UNIQLO and would not officially confirm anything.
However, a construction crew is scheduled to start renovating a space in the mall on January 6, 2014, according to sources familiar with the project, to accommodate the international clothing retailer.
UNIQLO first opened its doors in Hiroshima, Japan in 1984, featuring androgynous clothing styles in bright colors. Since then the company has opened 17 stores in the United States most of which are located in New York.
The Concord location would be the fifth store in California.
The store would open in a 11,536 square foot space that was formerly occupied by Spencer’s. No official opening date has been set, although a construction crew member said the goal is to complete the renovation by mid March.
Sunvalley Mall is located at 1 Sun Valley Mall in Concord, California.