Skechers Store Announced for Tanglewood Mall

ROANOKE, VA – Birmingham, AL-based Blackwater Resources, LLC announces the arrival of Skechers USA, Inc., at Tanglewood, the 800,000 SF mixed-use center that sits at what is known as the gateway to Roanoke County. Skechers will occupy a portion of the former Stein Mart space and will be co-located with Burlington. Interior redevelopment is currently underway and the store opening is planned for early fall. Skechers USA, Inc. is an American footwear company featuring lifestyle and athletic brands for men, women, and children. Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, California, the brand was founded in 1992 and is now the third-largest athletic footwear brand in the United States.

John Abernathy, President of Blackwater Resources explains, “We are excited to welcome Skechers to Tanglewood as a part of the ongoing redevelopment of the property. They are a great retailer that I know the community will enthusiastically embrace.”

“Skechers is a well-known consumer brand that adds to the diversity of retail experiences in the 419 Town Center and continues the growth momentum at Tanglewood, said Jill Loope, Director of Economic Development. A total of seven new restaurants and four new retail and service businesses have been announced at the property to date. We remain optimistic about future business opportunities and continued growth along the 419 corridor.”

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About Blackwater Resources

Blackwater Resources is a privately held, full-service real estate development company specializing in all aspects of real estate investment including ground-up development, net lease, redevelopment, acquisitions, leasing, and management. Assembled by industry professionals with over 100 years of

collective experience, the company leverages its experience, knowledge, expertise, and financial capacity to pursue and evaluate real estate projects and investments of all sizes with a primary focus on the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Blackwater continues to excel and adapt to the changing retail market, constructing grocery-anchored and single-tenant developments and redeveloping existing assets. For more information, visit

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