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First National Realty Signs Old Time Pottery in St. Louis Metro 

First National Realty Partners, LLC (FNRP) rounded out its second-quarter leasing activity with a 76,400-square-foot commitment by Old Time Pottery, representing FNRP’s largest lease to date. The rapidly expanding national home décor retailer will open a new location in FNRP’s Mark Twain Village shopping center in St. Charles, MO, within the St. Louis metro area. 

FNRP’s David Roth, VP of leasing – Southeast, negotiated the Old Time Pottery lease, representing ownership of the 300,000-square-foot shopping center. Steven Bodner of SRS represented Old Time Pottery. 

“Old Time Pottery is a growing brand with over 40 locations in 11 states,” said Roth. “With its strategic location and complimentary tenant mix that caters to the region’s upscale demographic, Mark Twain Village offers the ideal location for this retailer’s second location in the St Louis area.” 


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