L.L. Bean plans to open a store at Mashpee Commons this summer, the company announced Monday, February 13.
The store will open where Gap currently does business, according to staff at Mashpee Commons.
The retailer, based in Freeport, Maine, will look to hire about 75 people, according to spokesman Elena Curran.
The Mashpee location will be L.L. Bean’s fourth retail store in Massachusetts and 34th retail store outside Maine, Ms. Curran said.
In a statement, the company said that the 20,000-square-foot store will feature an assortment of active and casual apparel and footwear, as well as camping products and outdoor lifestyle gear, including hiking, fly-fishing, kayaking and winter gear.
Job opportunities at the store can be seen at www.llbeancareers.com.
“Mashpee has a lot of elements that make it an attractive location for us,” said Ken Kacere, senior vice president and general manager of retail at L.L. Bean, in a release.
“There’s a host of outdoor recreational opportunities readily available nearby, with an active population base that regularly takes advantage of these resources, combined with a vibrant tourist community,” Mr. Kacere said. “We’re very excited to be infusing a bit of the Maine essence and the L.L. Bean brand into the area.”
“We are proud to welcome L.L. Bean to Mashpee Commons,” said Arnold B. (Buff) Chace Jr., managing general partner at Mashpee Commons LP.
“L.L. Bean is a first-class retail operation and it will surely be a wonderful addition to the neighborhood experience Mashpee Commons offers to Cape Cod residents and year-round visitors,” Mr. Chace said. “We look forward to a great partnership.”
The plans for Gap are unknown at this time. A manager at the store said that they would not comment for a story. Mary Derr, marketing director with Mashpee Commons, said that the store’s lease ends in April but was unsure what the store’s plans would be at this point.
The store has been in Mashpee Commons since the 1980s.