Velocity gets clothing, optical boutiques

E. Allen, AccessorEyes set to open later this spring

Two new boutiques are set to open in The Velocity development in The Gulch later this spring.

A sign permit for E. Allen, a Murfreesboro fashion boutique, was issued late last week. According to its website, the store will take 2,000 square feet and will open April 1 with a grand opening planned for April 25. E. Allen, the eponymous project of designer Elizabeth Allen, describes itself as "lively, upscale and fashion-forward." The store's first location is on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.

Harvest Construction also was issued a $110,000 permit to rehab space for AccessorEyes, an optometrist/eyeglass boutique. The United Kingdom-based chain also plans a spring opening.

Retail space in the Velocity is now fully leased.