Mar 11, 2024 - News

Russell Wilson and Ciara's clothing store will stay open at Denver's airport "as of now"

Russell Wilson and Ciara at the opening of the now-closed location of The House of LR&C at Park Meadows mall in Lone Tree on July 25, 2022. Photo: AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The Denver airport location of The House of LR&C, a fashion brand backed by outgoing Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife and R&B singer Ciara, will stay open β€” for now.

Why it matters: Questions are swirling about the store's future as Wilson prepares this week to ride out of Broncos Country and join the Pittsburgh Steelers.

What they're saying: "As of now, we will not be making any transitions or changes … to our retail location" on Concourse C at Denver International Airport, brand spokesperson Jaclyn Cummings tells us.

  • Airport officials also confirmed the latest plans, saying "at this time," the clothing store "will continue to be a [DIA] business."

Flashback: Wilson and Ciara opened their store's first Colorado location at Lone Tree's Park Meadows mall in July 2022.

The big picture: Despite the brand boasting plans to open 10 retail spaces nationwide by early 2023 β€” with the Park Meadows location being its fourth brick and mortar location β€” its website shows it's now down to just one, at DIA.

Between the lines: In July 2022, clothing line president and co-founder Christine Day said "it only made sense" for the brand to put down roots in Denver after the couple was "embraced by the community."

  • But with Wilson producing a disastrous first season with the Broncos and the franchise now releasing him, the community sentiment has appeared to change.
  • His retail location in Seattle closed in mid-2023, just five months after opening and roughly a year after he was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the Broncos.
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