Stony Point Fashion Park has lost its luster for L’Occitane.
The skincare retailer has closed down its location at the South Richmond mall and is expected to open a store Wednesday at Short Pump Town Center.
The retailer has taken over an 880-square-foot space on the lower level of the Short Pump mall across from Pottery Barn, Short Pump Town Center spokeswoman Rachel Wille said in an email.
The space was formerly occupied by chocolate store Godiva, which shuttered the location amid a larger pandemic-induced U.S. drawdown in 2021.
L’Occitane didn’t respond to a request for comment, but a sign posted on the Stony Point storefront last week stated: “We are closed. We are moving,” and hinted at a “grand opening next week in our new Richmond location.”
The chain, which also sells soaps, shampoos and similar products, has just the one Richmond-area location.
It’s at least the second tenant to leave Stony Point in the last six months, after Banana Republic shuttered its store there in September, while keeping its Short Pump location. Kids cooking school Edible Education recently opened at Stony Point.
Stony Point was listed for sale last year, and the Richmond EDA recently transferred the parking lot around the mall to the mall’s owners at no cost.