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MANDEVILLE, La. – June 10, 2021 – The Richards Collection, a Louisiana-based commercial real estate development and property management firm, today announced the launch of The Shops at 1200 West, a premier retail destination in Mandeville.


The firm acquired the 47,067-square-foot shopping center from 1200 Place LLC in January 2021 for $5.5 million and immediately began façade improvements to the property and surrounding infrastructure as well as rebranding the shopping center to The Shops at 1200 West, supported by a robust web and social media presence and an active calendar of upcoming community events.


“We are excited to formally introduce ourselves to the Mandeville community and begin positioning The Shops at 1200 West as one of the prime retail destinations on the Northshore,” said Thomas Richards, CEO of The Richards Collection. “From some of our region’s top restaurants and specialty retailers to healthcare and beauty services, there is truly something for everyone at The Shops at 1200 West. We look forward to being part of this community for many years and contributing to the impact our retail center and tenants have on the surrounding area.”


In unveiling these plans, Richards also announced Fat Boy’s Pizza as a new tenant for The Shops at 1200 West. Fat Boy’s Pizza is a Louisiana-based, fast-casual pizza concept that sells oversized pizza and full pies in a fun, family-friendly environment. Founded in Metairie, La. in 2018, the restaurant concept has quickly grown to four locations, including Mandeville, with new concepts planned for the French Quarter in New Orleans and Hattiesburg, Miss. in summer 2021.


Richards also announced a series of community events The Shops at 1200 West is planning for the coming months in collaboration with surrounding residential communities and neighboring schools, including a major holiday celebration for the last two weeks in December.


The Mandeville Planning & Zoning Commission voted May 25 to approve a sign variance for the retail center, enabling The Richards Collection to take the final steps to formally introduce The Shops at 1200 West to the Mandeville community. Property managers will install a new, modern sign and aesthetic entryway for the center in the coming days.


“The Shops at 1200 West is the type of retail concept our city and region welcome with open arms, led by owners with a clear track record of success, along with a management team that has made clear their commitment to investing in our local economy and being an active part of this wonderful community,” said Mandeville Mayor Clay Madden.


Richards is also overseeing the build-out of Clearview City Center, the dynamic live-work-play destination under construction in Metairie, as well as managing other Louisiana-based retail centers that include The Commons at Clearview City Center also in Metairie and The Shops at New Iberia, a shopping center in New Iberia anchored by Rouses Market.


For more information on The Shops at 1200 West, located at 1200 W. Causeway Approach, and a full store directory, visit For leasing information, call 985.231.7112 or email




About The Shops at 1200 West

The Shops at 1200 West is a retail destination owned and operated by The Richards Collection, a Louisiana-based commercial real estate development and property management firm. The retail center, relaunched in May 2021 with a new brand and investments across the retail center’s more than 40,000 square feet, features a number of leading concepts and local amenities, including retail, dining, and other services, along with onsite property managers. For more information, visit


About The Richards Collection

The Richards Collection is a Louisiana-based commercial real estate development and property management firm. The firm is led by a management team committed to bringing strong and active management to local retail centers, investing in adaptive re-use opportunities that add value to properties and their tenants and reposition these centers as vibrant destinations for the surrounding community. For more details and leasing information for The Richards Collection properties, email

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