High-end shaving chain headed to Galleria

P&G three years ago bought company that now runs about 70 stores
Jan 8, 2013 1:22 PM

Griffin makes mall moves

Kiosks in Cool Springs, four other cities build on London Olympics store
Dec 13, 2012 1:55 PM

Galleria adding clothier, jeweler

CoolSprings Galleria will this summer welcome two big-name tenants to its premises. In June, global jewelry seller Pandora will open its doors. Two months later, women's apparel giant Ann Taylor will return to the mall.

“We are eager to bring these stores to CoolSprings Galleria,” stated David Meadows, General Manager of CoolSprings Galleria. “Pandora is a stylish brand that will complement our current retailers and offer guests another elegant option for fashion accessories. Ann Taylor is a shopper favorite that we are glad to bring back to the center.”

Apr 6, 2012 6:56 AM

For CBL in Nashville, two out of three ain’t bad

Galleria, RiverGate post strong ’11 numbers, owner retires Hickory Hollow loan
Mar 21, 2012 7:09 AM

Flip flop sellers land at Galleria

California-based Flip Flop Shops has entered Tennessee with a store in the CoolSprings Galleria. The company, which was founded in 2004 and began franchising in early 2008, is working with franchisee and local dentist Sabin Ewing to open a second Middle Tennessee location within a year.

Here's some info from a company release — and you get bonus points if you're over 35 and recognize any of the brand names:

Once reserved only for poolside or beachwear, flip flops have grown to become the “global youth uniform,” as well as accepted footwear for anyone ranging from surfers to high-level corporate executives. Flip Flop Shops’ mission is to provide the opportunity for anyone, in any climate, to “Live…Work…Play With Their Toes Exposed®” while wearing the freedom of flip flops on their feet. The shops carry the hottest brands of flip flops and sandals – such as Sanuk, Flojos, OluKai, and Cobian, among others.

Dec 21, 2011 7:22 AM

Galleria, RiverGate rebounding from recession

Double-digit gains in Madison; Hickory Hollow trails
Mar 18, 2011 10:40 AM

Jewelry retailer gets Cool Springs digs

Jewelry retailer James Avery today announced the opening of its new location at the CoolSprings Galleria, the company's first store in Tennessee. Chris Avery, CEO and President, comments: “We’re pleased to be expanding into this new market where we believe many people share the same values of our company," said company CEO Chris Avery in a statement. "We hope this new location will make shopping more convenient for our existing customers, and will allow us the opportunity to introduce James Avery to new customers in the Franklin and Nashville areas.” From the presser:
The store features an extensive selection of typically hand-crafted designs offered primarily in sterling silver and 14k gold, and in various sizes and gemstones. The CoolSprings Galleria location will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Aug 13, 2010 8:31 AM

CBL snags new Galleria loan

Chattanooga-based CBL & Associates, which owns a number of prime Nashville shopping centers, has secured a $115 million loan that'll come due in 2018 and is backed by CoolSprings Galleria. The loan replaces a slightly larger facility that would have matured in September.
Jun 9, 2010 8:28 AM

Jeweler inks Galleria lease

Texas-based jewelry chain James Avery will open its first store in Tennessee at the CoolSprings Galleria this August. The local expansion is part of a regional push that will also include Memphis and Baton Rouge.
May 17, 2010 1:35 PM

Taking the pulse of CBL's local malls

This item about still-rising shopping center vacancies from the Journal via Calculated Risk reminded me to update my spreadsheet tracking the state of CBL & Associates' Middle Tennessee portfolio. No surprises from the numbers at Hickory Hollow, whose value CBL wrote down by almost 90 percent early this year: Occupancy fell by more than 10 points and sales per square foot plummeted to $159, the second-lowest in CBL's portfolio. Noteworthy on the negative side is RiverGate's performance, which is starting to resemble Hickory Hollow's but with a time lag of a few years. Sales per square foot there have fallen 20 percent since 2006 and occupancy is down eight points in two years. On the flip side, the team at CoolSprings Galleria managed to keep in check the damage from the recession — although sales per square foot dipped under $400 for the first time since 2003 — while Governor's Square in Clarksville saw sales jump nicely in '09. To view all the numbers, click here.
Apr 7, 2010 2:37 PM