The Backpacker has purchased a shopping center in Mandeville and plans to open its third location there next October.
The Baton Rouge-based outdoors store bought the vacant 15,000-square-foot retail center behind Cucina Cangemi for an undisclosed amount. Plans are for the Backpacker to take up half of the center; 6,000 square feet is currently available for lease.
Matt Pittman and Beau Box of Beau Box Commercial Real Estate represented The Backpacker in the deal.
The Backpacker has a store on Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge and in River Ranch in Lafayette. The store sells clothing and outdoor gear.
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