|Today's post highlights Shelby County, TN, retail... and then some.|
Elsewhere, there is a new store opening in Shelby County: Designer Shoe Warehouse is prepping a second location (their other being in Germantown) across from Wolfchase Galleria, in what is left untenanted of a closed OfficeMax. Above is the store as it appeared in July 2015 when Five Below was constructing their store; below, in December, with Five Below now open and the remainder of the former OfficeMax still mostly intact. I imagine DSW will alter that, though. Per the MBJ, look for them to open in early May. Additionally, the new Walmart Supercenter in Horn Lake, MS, is projected to open by next month, according to WMC Action News 5.
Last but not least, I wanted to take the time to give some free publicity to the aforementioned Memphis Business Journal website. As much as I wish I could, I don't have the time or resources to report every store opening, closure, or relocation in the Mid-South, so I really encourage you to check out the MBJ's Retailing and Restaurants page. There, you can be up-to-date on the latest retail news in the metro market (though for the moment, it appears as if this Kmart news is a first alert here on the blog - thanks AFB for the tip!).
I'll try to make it to the Memphis Kmart before it closes to get a photo tour there. In the meantime, look for a photo tour of the Horn Lake Rite Aid to be posted this holiday weekend. Until then, have fun exploring the retail world (growing or shrinking as it may be...) wherever you are!