Saturday, May 18, 2013

Hickory Hollow Mall successor to formally open Saturday - Today, Saturday, May 18, 2013
Opens today at 10:00 am. 

Staff Reporter-Nashville Business Journal

Hickory Hollow Mall will reboot Saturday as Global Mall at the Crossings, with new stores, restaurants and a strong international flair.
The rebranded Antioch mall has signed more than 60 tenants. The mall's new ownership, Global Crossings Mall Partnership, expects to have around 80 tenants by mid-summer. Last October,Rajesh Aggarwal and his partners bought a 617,000-square-foot chunk of the largely vacant mall for $1 million.
The tenant mix (Asian, African, Latin and Middle Eastern cultures are all represented) reflects the demographic trends happening in Antioch, one of Nashville's fastest-growing spots. An influx of immigrants and minorities have made it one of the city's most diverse areas.
New retail tenants include: E Corral Western Wear, Variedades Suyapa, 7 Secrets, In Style, X-Treme, Moda, Vogue, Global Grocery and Pretty Brows.
New restaurants include: Maria's Snacks, Oceans Delight, Pyramid, Seafood Sensation, Cocina Latina, Mug Shots, Ron's Basket, Wow Burgers, Subway and Shakers Pizza.
The mall's reopening will create an estimated 200 new jobs by the end of 2013, according to the mall's ownership.
The reopening will be celebrated by a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by two days of festivals.
"We invite the public to join us for this occasion, marking the rebirth of a mall that for many years served as the economic and cultural heart of the Antioch community," said Ravi Shetkar, general manager of the mall, in a press release.
Nevin Batiwalla covers real estate/development and regional economic development.

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