Bealls Outlet officially opened its doors in Habersham Village on August 19, 2021. The store is a relocation and expansion in Cornelia, Georgia and occupies 22,000 sq ft.
By COURIER STAFF May 25, 2021
SPINDALE — White Oaks Plaza is getting a new tenant — Hobby Lobby.
Vanguard Associates, Inc., the Atlanta-based owner of the White Oaks Plaza shopping center in Spindale, announced Tuesday that it has signed Hobby Lobby to a lease at the property. The arts-and-crafts chain will occupy roughly 55,000-square-feet of space, and is estimated to open in late 2022 or early 2023.
Spindale Retail I, LLC, an affiliate of Vanguard Associates, Inc. acquired White Oaks Plaza in April 2019. Tim O’Neill, president of Vanguard Associates, expressed his excitement about landing the retailer asa new local tenant.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Hobby Lobby to Rutherford County,” O’Neill said. “They are a best in-class retailer, and will be a great fit for this market. In addition, they will be a fantastic complement to the existing tenant mix at White Oaks Plaza, strengthening a current roster that includes Tractor Supply, Big Lots, Dollar Tree, Workout Anytime, and Transit Freight Furniture.”
Vanguard Associates, Inc., and its affiliates own and operate over 30 shopping centers, totaling 3 million-square-feet, throughout the southeastern U.S.
Hobby Lobby, based in Oklahoma City, operates over 900 stores throughout the U.S. in 47 states, and is the largest privately-held arts-and-crafts retailer in the world, with over 43,000 employees.
Posted on: June 11th, 2019 by admin
619 Connelly Springs Road – Lenoir-PARTEND–
June 5, 2019
If you live or work in Lenoir today, and want to experience an authentic Starbucks coffeehouse, the closest one is sixteen miles to the south in Hickory or 20.8 miles to the north in Boone.
But come 2020, Lenoir will be home to one of Starbucks’ newest freestanding coffeehouses on Blowing Rock Boulevard, next door to Dairy Queen. For those in a hurry, the Lenoir Starbucks will also offer a drive-thru.
This new location is only the very latest in a string of new private investments bringing iconic, national brands to the Caldwell economy. Earlier this week, GEMCAP Development began site preparation at the Blowing Rock Boulevard location.
Caldwell Chamber president, Bryan Moore, and EDC director, Deborah Murray, marked the occasion with their own groundbreaking moment. “These are exciting moments for our economy and need to be celebrated,” Moore said. “These are the services and amenities that will bring even more commerce to the area.”
In recent years Murray has acquired by popular demand a bucket list of publicly hoped-for national brands. “We have worked to generate interest and confidence in our community from these well-known companies,” she said. “We work with property owners, brokers, developers, tenants—whoever we can to land the big fish. And Starbucks has been one of those must-haves.”
VanGuard Associates, headquartered in Atlanta, acquired the Lenoir Festival Shopping Center in 2016. The 144,239 square foot center is anchored by Belk Department Store, Tractor Supply and Bargain Hunt. Fronting 321 are its outparcels housing Dairy Queen and soon to be Starbucks. VanGuard specializes in leasing and management of its properties in GA, FL, AL, LA, SC and NC. The company’s portfolio includes 45 shopping centers, several office parks and three nationally branded hotels.
‘We are thrilled to be adding Starbucks to our property and to the Lenoir market. Starbucks is a first-tier retailer, and they were at the very top of our wish list for this site. Retailers pay close attention to who is opening, and where, and Starbucks carries a lot of weight when it comes to the perception of a market by other retail chains. We are excited for what this means to the community, and are indebted to Deborah Murray and the EDC for their diligence and assistance in bringing this deal to fruition,” said VanGuard executive Tim O’Neill.
For more information, contact:
Deborah Murray at Caldwell EDC 828-759-3654
Tim O’Neill, VanGuard Associates, Atlanta GA 770-955-7709