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Lululemon seeks permit for Oklahoma City store

The Canadian yoga and athletic apparel retailer Lululemon has requested a building permit to open in the Classen Curve shopping center in Oklahoma City.
BY JENNIFER PALMER Modified: February 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm •  Published: February 15, 2013

Lululemon, the Canada-based upscale yoga apparel retailer, has requested a building permit to open a store in the Classen Curve shopping center. A $150,000 permit to remodel a 3,250-square-foot space in the Chesapeake Energy-owned development was filed Wednesday with the city of Oklahoma City.

If plans for the store are successful, it would be one of the few multiunit retailers at the shopping center. Currently, Classen Curve, at Classen and NW Grand, includes local tenants such as Balliets, Republic Gastropub and Matthew Kenney OKC. One exception, Barre3, is a fitness chain based in Portland, Ore.

From the permit information, it appears Lululemon would be located next to Liberte, a women's boutique.

Calls and emails to Lululemon were not returned Thursday. Brent Gooden, whose firm The Gooden Group does public relations for Classen Curve, declined to comment.

In September, Lululemon opened a showroom in Automobile Alley, near downtown. The showroom is open limited hours.

Lululemon, founded in 1998 in Vancouver, opened its first retail store in 2000. Now, the retailer has locations all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as other countries. Stores host community events, complimentary yoga classes and offer free hemming.


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