Whole Foods has announced they will be anchoring the new McEwen development in Franklin, adjacent to the Cool Springs Galleria. The Whole Foods currently located in Cool Springs near Toys R Us and Target will close when the new store opens. Here is the story reported by The Nashville Business Journal:
” McEwen lands Whole Foods
Natural foods giant Whole Foods has been named the anchor tenant of McEwen, a 90-acre mixed-use community in Cool Springs.
The 45,000-square-foot store will be located at the southwest corner of McEwen Drive and Mallory Lane.
“This is a huge day for McEwen and for Cool Springs,” says David Wilson, executive vice president of mixed-used for Southern Land Co. “We have officially arrived from a retail perspective and this marks the beginning of an exciting new era of smart and sustainable economic growth in Williamson County.”
The total project value of McEwen is $333 million. The neighborhood will contain commercial, retail, multi-family and single-family space as well as large open spaces that are designed centrally within the neighborhood for better pedestrian access by residents and tenants alike.
The city of Franklin recently opened the McEwen Drive/Interstate 65 exit which will directly service the Whole Foods Market location.
Construction is slated to begin in fall of 2008 with a tentative opening scheduled for fall of 2009.”