By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor
COOKEVILLE –CBL Properties and joint-venture partners Browning Development Solutions and CHM, LLC joined city of Cookeville officials today to celebrate the grand opening of The Shoppes at Eagle Point, a Publix-anchored retail center located in Cookeville.
“We are thrilled to come together with our partners and members of the Cookeville community this morning to celebrate the official opening of The Shoppes at Eagle Point,” said David Neuhoff, Vice President – Development, CBL Properties. “With its convenient location off of I-40 and strong line-up of retail and dining options, this development has already solidified itself as a favored destination in the market.”
“Today’s a phenomenal occasion for our city,” said Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton. “This is new to market retail. It’s $2.4 million in new sales tax revenue and 600 new jobs – just in time for Christmas shopping. It’s going to be huge, not just for Cookeville and Putnam County but for our entire region.”
Just over a year ago, ground was broken on the new retail center. Contractors and developers worked diligently battling inclement weather, environmental concerns and general construction delays to successfully complete the project within the time promised.
The Shoppes at Eagle Point is a 228,000-square-foot development anchored by Publix, Academy Sports & Outdoor, Ross Dress for Less, PetSmart, Shoe Carnival and ULTA Beauty as well as a collection of small shops and restaurants including Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grille.
“Cookeville is the eighth fastest growing micropolitan in the United States,” added Putnam County Executive Randy Porter. “These are the types of stores that you would expect with that and it’s all thanks to our economic development team.”
Persons interested in learning more about leasing opportunities available at The Shoppes at Eagle Point should contact Lewis Hilton at 423.490.8351 or Lewis.Hilton@cblproperties.com.
About CBL Properties
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL Properties owns and manages a national portfolio of market-dominant properties located in dynamic and growing communities. CBL’s portfolio is comprised of 114 properties totaling 71.9 million square feet across 26 states, including 73 high-quality enclosed, outlet and open-air retail centers and 12 properties managed for third parties. CBL continuously strengthens its company and portfolio through active management, aggressive leasing and profitable reinvestment in its properties. For more information visit cblproperties.com.