Chattanooga, Tenn. — The Cheesecake Factory and Island Purveyor featuring Tommy Bahama have taken space at CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, Tenn., according to the center’s owner CBL & Associates Properties. Both plan to open later this year.
The new tenants are part of CBL’s redevelopment and expansion plans for the 1.1 million-sq.-ft. super regional shopping center anchored by Belk, Dillard’s, J.C. Penney and Macy’s.
The redevelopment will involve a former Sears location and 160,000 sq.-ft. of new space for fashion and home furnishings stores and restaurants. The state’s first American Girl will has announced plans to lease space in the new area. CBL says it will announce more new tenants as the project progresses.
In the Sears component of the redevelopment, Belk will begin a $12.6 million expansion and renovation this fall. The work will include a 50,000-sq.-ft. men’s and kids store on the first level of the former Sears. It is slated to open in March of next year. Belk’s main store renovation will begin in February 2015 with a grand reopening set for October 2015.