Mall at Green Hills
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|Address||2126 Abbott Martin Road|
|Owner||The Taubman Company|
|No. of stores and services||100|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||861,000 square feet (80,000 m2)
|No. of floors||2|
The Mall at Green Hills is a regional shopping mall positioned between downtown Nashville, Tenn. and the most affluent suburbs in the area. The Center has more than 100 stores and restaurants on two main floors totaling 861,000 square feet (80,000 m2). The Center is leased with a strong mix of luxury, unique-to-market brands, and better retailers including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Apple, David Yurman, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Brooks Brothers, OMEGA, kate spade new york, Eileen Fisher, Lilly Pulitzer, Free People, Madewell, The North Face, Athleta, Restoration Hardware, Williams-Sonoma, TUMI, The Cheesecake Factory, MAC Cosmetics, Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics, 7 For All Mankind, and Hanna Andersson. The Center is anchored by Nordstrom, Dillard's and Macy's.
The mall has undergone several renovations and expansions over the past 50 years. The Mall at Green Hills opened in the 1955 as an open-air strip mall. In the late 1960s, a Castner Knott store opened along with a newly constructed, yet small, enclosed area. Cain-Sloan (which became Dillard's in 1987) also opened a stand-alone store at the west end of the mall. In doing so, Green Hills became the first new locations for both Nashville-based retailers, who had both previously only operated their downtown stores. Both would eventually expand to the far suburbs, along with locations elsewhere in Tennessee and neighboring states before being merged into larger chains.
Through the late 1980s and early 1990s, the mall's largest expansion to date was constructed, connecting the enclosed mall to Dillard's and adding a food court adjacent to Castner Knott. In the process of expansion, most of the stores with exterior entrances were closed or moved into the enclosed mall. The mall's Walgreens store moved to a new stand-alone building a block away, and its former slot became occupied by Carrabba's Italian Grill, which has since moved to The Shops at Green Hills along Hillsboro Road. In a later mall expansion, Bronte Bistro (inside Davis-Kidd), Panera Bread, and The Cheesecake Factory joined Carrabba's Italian Grill as the mall's full-service restaurants, all accessed by external entrances.
In 1998, a new development emerged adjacent to the mall, including a health club and a Regal Cinemas 16-screen megaplex. Regal also opened an indoor amusement park, "FunScape", which closed in 2000 when Regal pulled the plug on the concept. That space was converted into offices. The health club, named The Club, closed in 2007 and its building was converted to office space. Meanwhile, Castner Knott became Proffitt's, and later Hecht's.
A new Hecht's store was built in 2004 adjacent to the former food court, allowing the former department store building to be demolished for another mall expansion. The new space opened in 2005 and featured more mall space and the return of junior anchor Davis-Kidd Booksellers, which left the mall for a nearby building in 1986. In November 2010, Davis-Kidd's parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announced that the Nashville store was one of four locations that would be closed. The Green Hills Davis-Kidd Booksellers closed in late December 2010. The Container Store now occupies the old Davis-Kidd Booksellers space. Hecht's became Macy's in 2006.
- "Nordstrom could be setting sights on Mall at Green Hills". Nashville City Paper. 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2012-06-30.