Fast-growing clothier rue21 moves into Citadel

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rue21, Colo Springs, grand opening, Aug 1, photo 1

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National retail clothing store rue21 recently opened its first location in the Pikes Peak region at The Citadel mall in Colorado Springs.

“Of course we’re thrilled that rue21 chose The Citadel for its first Colorado Springs location,” Citadel Marketing Director Jill Lais said. “And our shoppers are excited about this latest addition to our center.”

The specialty retail chain has adds nearly 100 stores each year and now operates more than 900 locations in the nation, Citadel said.

Forbes magazine recently named the retail chain No. 9 on its list of America’s Best Small Companies, according to a Citadel news release.

The company, which has its headquarters in Pennsylvania, went public in 2009 and its stocks now sell on NASDAQ for more than $40 per share.