CoolSprings.com has learned that a new Apple Store is taking over both the Brooks Brothers AND Abercrombie & Fitch space for a possible 13,000 square foot store. It would be a huge Apple Store!
The last day of business for Abercrombie & Fitch at the Cool Springs Galleria is Jan. 21, 2012.
The last day of business for Brooks Brothers at the Cool Springs Galleria is Jan. 27, 2012.
Our confidential source has confirmed the new Apple store opening with both Apple & CBL.
CoolSprings.com was told by a several employees from different stores inside the mall that CBL decided not to renew Abercrombie & Fitch’s lease in favor of a new tenant, although unconfirmed by mall management.
Abercrombie Kids store located upstairs told CoolSprings.com, “No we are not closing, only the adult store downstairs and I think their last day is Saturday”.
We found out several months ago about an Apple Store coming to Cool Springs. At the time CoolSprings.com learned it would be on the first floor near Macy’s. We did not know exactly which tenant would be replaced, although we were told that tenant was not aware they would be leaving soon. One source told CoolSprings.com that Apple will take possession in April and open Sept, although it seems like it may be sooner. Although not confirmed by Apple or the Cool Springs Galleria, a source very much in the know told CoolSprings.com with certainty that a real Apple Store is coming to the mall.
Anyone who has visited the Apple Store at the Mall of Green Hills on a weekend knows that it is so busy there is frequently a line out front. The kind of line you have to stand in and wait before someone exits the store, to prevent the total person count inside from exceeding the maximum number allowed per Nashville fire code. It’s that busy. Needless to say a second Apple Store in Nashville is needed and Cool Springs is the only other appropriate submarket for it to be located.
We are not aware of any changes happening at the Abercrombie Kids store, located upstairs in the Cool Springs mall.
With great sadness, this also means we’ll no longer have shirtless male greeters in Cool Springs on Black Friday.
There will soon only be 2 remaining Abercrombie & Fitch stores in the Nashville area, located in the Mall at Green Hills and Rivergate Mall.
It remains to be seen what will happen with the existing MacAuthority in the Cool Springs Galleria. MacAuthority recently opened another location at 2525 West End near the new Vanderbilt Bookstore, in between Bread & Company and Moe’s. It will be interesting to see if MacAuthority stays or leaves on their own accord when their lease expires or if Apple & CBL will even allow them to stay in the mall now that a genuine Apple Store is opening up.
Last remaining Abercrombie & Fitch stores in Nashville:
Abercrombie & Fitch
Mall at Green Hills
2126 Abbott Martin Rd.
Nashville, TN 37215
Abercrombie & Fitch
1000 Two Mile Parkway, #1530
Goodlettsville, TN 37072