The Herald News, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Page A1

By Kevin P. O’Connor
Email: koconnor@heraldnews.com

Fall River — Ulta Beauty is preparing to open in the South Coast Marketplace.

The national company posted listings for four managers to work in a proposed store on William S. Canning Boulevard.

That is the address of the shopping center currently being developed by the CEA Group of Cambridge. That company bought the former New Harbour Mall, closed it and gutted it.

A plaza with more than two dozen stores and a Market Basket supermarket should be open by the end of this year, CEA officials say.

Ulta Beauty currently has 990 stores in 48 states. It sells makeup and personal care products for men and women and has a salon in each store.

The jobs posted on the Ulta Beauty website are for a general manager, an associate manager, a prestige manager and a salon manager.

The plaza it will be part of is coming together now. The 30-acre site on William S. Canning Boulevard changes appearance every day.

Exterior walls are complete on the Market Basket store at the far eastern end of the plaza. Heavy equipment has begun grading part of the parking lot at that end.

A facade is finished on two sections of the main plaza. Some interior walls are built in the area where early sketches showed a movie theater located. In the parking lot, dump trucks, cranes, frontend loaders and fork lifts maneuver around storage trailers and piles of crushed stone.

At the far west end, the walls are still down. From the parking lot, you can see straight through the space that once held Walmart.

At its announcement in October 2015, CEA officials say the enclosed mall would be transformed into a string of 30,000- and 40,000-square-foot stores with entrances open to the parking lot.

The western end, which held the Walmart garden department, will host a string of smaller service shops like hair salons, dry cleaners, cobblers or tailors.

The company Picture Show has signed a lease to operate an 11-screen theater. The 110 Grill has committed to the site, as has the pet store, PetSmart.

Market Basket officials said they hope to open the store this summer. CEA officials say South Coast Marketplace should be open before the holidays.