Saks Off 5th Coming to West Boca?

Anyone passing by Somerset Shoppes recently may have noticed work is under way on the old Loehmann’s. We stopped by today and took a closer look. An inside source tells us that it will be a Saks Fifth Avenue, though our expert on retail says it will more likely be their discount version, a Saks Off 5th

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Somerset Shoppes is on the northeast corner of Glades and Lyons. The old Loehmann’s is at the eastern end of the plaza. We attempted to contact Saks for confirmation but have not received any reply yet. Their corporate website appears to be down at the moment.

However, thanks to a reader we did get confirmation from another source: It’s a 10-year lease on roughly 23,000 square feet of space.
We also noticed a new fitness place coming in toward the middle of the plaza, not far from Original Pancake House. Orange Theory Fitness is “coming soon.”
We were able to confirm this one on their website and have asked for a target opening date.
However, the signs in the plaza indicate there is a “pre-opening” sales location near LensCrafters. We were unable to find that.