Opry Mills Mall, located next to the well-known Opryland Hotel, is finally having its Grand Re-Opening after nearly two years of closed doors following the devasting flood in May 2010.
The mall suffered a staggering $200 million in damages after the flood. In the months that immediately followed the historic flood, Bass Pro Shops was the only business that reopened, leaving the rest of the mall empty and shut down. A dispute in insurance coverage for the damage caused major delays of the mall’s reopening with insurance company’s only offering up $50 million for renovations, far less than what was needed to get the mall back up in proper working-order again. This dispute caused a lawsuit and continued to keep the doors of the mall closed to the public.
Construction on the property finally began in April 2011 and today, March 29, 2012, the mall celebrates its’ Grand Re-Opening and welcomes several new restaurants and stores to the mall.
The mall now boasts 19 eating options, including Which Wich, Chuy’s, T.G.I. Friday’s, Sweet Cece’s, Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen and Panda Express and many more. The mall itself is now home to a lot of new stores that have shoppers excited, including a J.Crew, Nine West Outlet, Yankee Candle Store, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Charlotte Russe Outlet, Cole Haan, Lucky Brand Jeans Outlet and many more!
The mall is celebrating its Grand-Opening with a number of events today, so be sure to visit the mall today or this weekend and welcome the mall back to Music City! For more information about the mall and a full list of stores and restaurants, visit the mall website here.