At 8,600 square feet, L.L. Bean’s first urban store is among the larger retail footprints in Boston’s Seaport District. But the store is by far the smallest in L.L. Bean’s portfolio — and it heralds a new chapter for the storied Maine retailer.
Going forward, L.L. Bean’s goal will be to open smaller-footprint spaces with a merchandise selection that’s selected to fit the needs of the store’s surrounding community, said Susie Gresco, L.L. Bean’s Seaport store manager, on a tour Wednesday morning. And it starts with the Seaport location.. . . more