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CoolSprings Galleria
Location Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Coordinates 35°57′26″N 86°48′50″W / 35.95722°N 86.81389°W / 35.95722; -86.81389Coordinates: 35°57′26″N 86°48′50″W / 35.95722°N 86.81389°W / 35.95722; -86.81389
Address 1800 Galleria Boulevard
Opening date August 7, 1991; 29 years ago (1991-08-07)
Developer CBL & Associates Properties and Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation
Management CBL Properties
Owner CBL Properties and TIAA-CREF
No. of stores and services 165
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,141,685 square feet (106,066.0 m2)
Parking 6,500 spaces
No. of floors 2 (3 in Macy's)

CoolSprings Galleria is an enclosed super-regional shopping mall in the Cool Springs commercial and residential corridor between Franklin and Brentwood, Tennessee, 15 miles (24 km) south of Nashville. Opened in 1991, it features over 165 stores and five anchor stores: J. C. Penney, Dillard's, Macy's, and two locations of Belk. Other major tenants include The Cheesecake Factory, H&M, Forever 21, Ulta Beauty, and American Girl Store. CBL Properties developed the mall in a joint venture with the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, and has owned it since its opening; CBL also owns an adjacent power center called CoolSprings Crossing which was developed simultaneously.

History

CBL & Associates Properties (now CBL Properties), a shopping mall developer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, first announced plans to build a shopping mall in Franklin, Tennessee in 1989. It would be situated at the interchange of Interstate 65 and Moores Lane (Tennessee State Route 441). CBL developed the mall through a joint venture with the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation. The original plans for the mall included three anchor stores: Castner Knott (later became Proffitt's/Hecht's/Macy's), Dillard's (which also opened at The Avenues), and Sears, with additional space for up to two more. Overall it would feature nearly 200 stores in over 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) of retail space. Coinciding with development of the mall, three other stores were confirmed for the surrounding area: Target and Service Merchandise at an adjacent power center called CoolSprings Crossing, and The Home Depot across Interstate 65.

In May 2011, it was announced that TIAA-CREF would receive 50% ownership of the mall and several other CBL malls in an attempt to reduce CBL's debt. Sears closed its store there in 2013 and sold it to CBL, who plans to redevelop the space.

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