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by Joe Legge

While other retail properties faltered during the Great Recession, CBL managed to find replacements for Circuit City, Goodys, and other defunct retailers around Hamilton Place. Michael Lebovitz, Executive VP of CBL & Associates Properties, says “this really has become the epicenter of retail commerce in the chattanooga region.”

Now, the flagship property, Hamilton Place Mall, will receive a makeover of it own. In March, work begins to renovate the food court, all of the flooring, furniture and seating areas, and mall entrances. Lebovitz says the work includes “extending the tremendous outdoor environment that we have here in Chattanooga to our indoor shopping environment was a goal of, in the selection of the colors and theme of the design.”

At least four new stores will also locate in Hamilton Place Mall this year. Forever 21 opens February 19th and will be followed by make-up superstore Sephora, tea shop Teavana, and women’s fashion boutique White House, Black Market.

Tom Edd Wilson, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, says “when you’re recruiting families in that are associated with a businesses that’s coming in and they ask about shopping, the wives are interested in that, and we can talk about what we’ve got here, that sells Chattanooga.”

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