Rivergate Mall

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RiverGate Mall
Rivergate Mall Goodlettsville TN USA.JPG
Rivergate Mall
Location I-65 at Rivergate Pkwy, 1000 Rivergate Parkway Goodlettsville, TN, USA
Opening date August 2, 1971
(renovated 1989, 1999, 2011)
Management Hendon Properties
No. of stores and services 190 stores
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,129,035 square feet (104,890.8 m2)
No. of floors 3
Website www.rivergate-mall.com

Rivergate Mall (officially RiverGate) is a shopping mall located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee, United States.

RiverGate has four anchor stores: Sears, Dillard's (formerly Cain-Sloan), JC Penney, and Macy's (formerly Castner-Knott).

The mall sits in the core of a shopping district that is shared by the city of Goodlettsville and the Nashville neighborhood of Madison, however this distinct area is frequently and unofficially known as "Rivergate" by locals and businesses, after the mall.

The mall property is owned and managed by Hendon Properties. RiverGate has over 150 stores and over 5,200 parking spaces located on and around the mall property.


Opened on August 2, 1971, RiverGate mall became the largest mall in the state of Tennessee until 1978. The mall originally included three anchor stores: JCPenney, Cain-Sloan, and Castner Knott.[1] A wing featuring Sears, dozens of new parcels, and a food court was added in 1989. Linens 'n Things arrived in 2003.[2] This store closed in 2008 and became SmartBuys in 2009. Incredible Dave's, a restaurant and entertainment center, replaced a mall wing in 2012,[3] but closed in 2014.

Future Additions[edit]

A 11,695-square-foot Guitar Center is planned to open in the mall in the spring of 2017, while existing tenant, teen apparel retailer rue21, is planning to open a larger store with an additional 2,600 square feet in the summer of 2017. Another existing tenant, shoe retailer Foot Locker, is also planning a new store with an additional 1,000-square-foot in the fall of 2017.[4]

Preceded by
100 Oaks Mall
Nashville, Tennessee
Largest mall in Tennessee
Succeeded by
Hickory Hollow Mall
Nashville, Tennessee


  1. ^ "Castner's Seventh And Largest Store". Tennessean. October 6, 1971. p. 49. 
  2. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/stories/2003/05/19/daily14.html
  3. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/stories/2009/09/28/daily9.html
  4. ^ "Guitar Center to open in RiverGate Mall". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2016-12-27. 

Coordinates: 36°18′11″N 86°41′52″W / 36.302918°N 86.697901°W / 36.302918; -86.697901