Gables Park Plaze Welcomes Luke's Locker

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Family owned retailer will offer flagship location to serve the Austin running and fitness community

We are pleased to welcome Luke's Locker to Gables Park Plaza. The family owned business is certainly one of the best in the industry and Gables Park Plaza offers a location unmatched

Gables Urban and Luke’s Locker announced today that the Texas based, family owned running and fitness retailer will open its first Austin location at the premier residential and retail property, Gables Park Plaza. The new store, opening in October of this year, will be among the Company’s largest with 9,000 square feet on the ground level at the corner of 1st and Lamar.

“We are pleased to welcome Luke’s Locker to Gables Park Plaza. The family owned business is certainly one of the best in the industry and Gables Park Plaza offers a location unmatched,” notes Julie Wilsey, Vice President of Gables Urban.

Luke's will treat the Austin store as a flagship location and will feature a wide selection of performance footwear, clothing and accessories for the fitness enthusiast. The Company takes great care to provide informed, personalized and friendly service to every customer. While Luke's carries a tremendous selection of running gear, it also caters to other fitness activities including walking, triathlons, gym exercises, cross fit, boot camp classes and much more. The Company will plan a series of events during the months of October, November and December to introduce its store to the Austin community.

“We’re very excited to open our first store in Austin, and we are thrilled with the location,” says Matt Lucas, CEO of Luke’s Locker. “The Austin store is the result of a nearly 3 year search by the Lucas family to identify the right location in the heart of the Austin running and fitness community.”

For more information regarding the new Luke’s Locker location located at 115 Sandra Muraida, Austin TX, please visit http://www.lukeslocker.com or email mattlucas(at)lukeslocker(dot)com.

About Luke’s Locker
Luke's began in Dallas more than 30 years ago by Don and Sharon Lucas. Don was one of the pioneers of the initial running boom in the United States. Sharon helped open and manage the first store and has worked the sales floor from day one. Luke's began out of a need to provide the best performing running and fitness products to users who could not find such products anywhere. When they began, the Lucas' literally sold shoes out of their garage, living room and car trunk before opening their first store. Luke's was among the earliest dealers to carry Nike and Asics running shoes in the United States. Today Luke's is owned and operated by the Lucas family- Matt, Mike, Andy and Sharon Lucas handle the day to day operations while Don directs several of the community projects and marketing initiatives. Luke's strives to provide four key elements to each community it serves: offering the best performing products for running and fitness; providing superior service and product knowledge to every customer, guest and participant; providing store environments that are warm, friendly and fun; and advancing community health and fitness through training programs, events, and community health initiatives.

Gables Urban
Gables Urban is a division of Gables Residential which specializes in creating successful mixed-use destinations inspired by urban centers around the country. Focused on in-town developments, Gables Urban capabilities include development, marketing, retail leasing and property management. Gables Urban portfolio includes many projects in Texas including Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin and Houston.

Gables Residential
With a mission of Taking Care of the Way People Live, Gables Residential has received national recognition for excellence in the management, development, acquisition and construction of luxury multi-family communities in high job growth markets. Gables Residential owns, develops and manages multi-family communities and mixed-use developments in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Houston, South Florida, Southern California, and metropolitan Washington, D.C. Additionally, it has third-party management operations in the Chicago, New York, Boston, Phoenix, Central and North Florida, and Washington State markets. Gables Residential enjoys a healthy portfolio with approximately 38,000 apartment homes under management, including a corporate-owned portfolio of 60 stabilized communities comprising approximately 15,300 apartment homes. An additional 4 communities are under development/lease-up, comprising approximately 1,000 apartment homes. Gables also has the ability to develop another 4,000 apartment homes through its shadow pipeline of undeveloped land owned. For more information please visit http://www.gables.com.

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