Cumberland Center in Lebanon, Tennessee

The Cumberland Center when finished could be the largest retail development between Nashville and Knoxville.  When finished it could be the largest retail development between Nashville and Knoxville.

VRG Vice President Larry Frankenbach said, "If we can realize that whole vision over the next decade or so then we've got a power center on steroids."

The first phase will include a one million square foot retail center along with 500,000 square feet of office space on 700 acres. The first retail tenant will be RCC Western Wear. The will also be potential for 430 Hotel Rooms and 10 Restaurants. Logan's Steakhouse is the first restaurant to open in the Cumberland Center.

Second phase will be to expand east and build an entertainment district, which will include a community events center which will include a hockey arena. The $40 million event center will have 6,500 seats and can hold two sheets of ice.

My Place Hotel - Nashville/Lebanon TN To Open SOON!

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My Place Hotels of America is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of Tennessee’s first My Place Hotel. The brand new 4-story, 63-room hotel is set to open later this week, marking the brand’s 36th open location. Lebanon community members last joined owners and My Place delegates for the project’s groundbreaking ceremony on May
16th, 2017. Lebanon’s newest hotel is located at 1004 Cumberland Center Boulevard off Exit 238 of I-40, a gateway to Music City with immediate access to diverse dining and retail options.

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My Place Breaks Ground on Tennessee's First My Place Hotel!

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Thank you to community of Lebanon and the greater Nashville area for the support and warm welcome to Tennessee! We are so excited for the state’s first My Place hotel to open! A special thanks to Mayor Ash, Sarah Haston, Larry Frankenbach & Taylor Walker who expressed such kind remarks and participated in the earth turning today!

 

 

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My Place Hotel Ground Breaking

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Please join us at the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the first My Place Hotel in Tennessee!

This is a great addition to Cumberland Center Phase 1.

Larry Frankenbach
Vice President
Vastland Realty Group

 

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Nashville-based public company set for $35 million local investment

Journeys Group, a division of Nashville-based Genesco Inc., announced Tuesday it will invest $35 million in expanding its distribution operations in Lebanon.

The shoe retailer's investment is expected to create 72 new Wilson County jobs, according a Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development news release.

Journeys, which operates more than 1,300 stores in five countries, will add 207,000 square feet to its current 320,000 square-foot Lebanon facility as part of the investment. Construction is set to begin by the end of the year, according to the release...

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Distribution park planned for Nashville Superspeedway site

Distribution park planned for Nashville Superspeedway site

The suitor for the Nashville Superspeedway property plans to transform that roughly 1,400-acre site into a logistics and distribution park.

Panattoni Development Co. will pursue with Wilson County officials a rezoning of that property in the Gladeville community to allow for manufacturing, warehouse and distribution uses.

"On that size (property), you could put upwards of 15 million to 20 million square feet," said Whitfield Hamilton, a regional partner for the Southeast and mid-Atlantic regions with the Newport Beach, Calif.-based development firm...

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Legends Drive Extension Breaks Ground

Legends Drive Extension Breaks Ground

Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead thanked City Council members for their support on Wednesday as a crowd gathered to witness the groundbreaking for an extension project on Legends Drive.

Legends Drive is located off of S. Cumberland Street in Lebanon and runs alongside Demos' Restaurant and The Roxy Theater. With the mile and a half extension, Legends Drive will stretch to Briskin Lane, off of Sparta Pike. The road will run parallel to Interstate 40.

Craighead explained that the project has been talked about for a couple of years and he was proud to see it finally come to fruition.

"It took a while to design because of the flood issues," he said.

Craighead said that extending Legends Drive will not only make a positive change for Wards 2 and 3, but for all of Lebanon.

"This is going to attract a lot of retail and business in the future," Craighead continued. "You all know how long we've been working on this. Without the support of council it would still be trees back here."

Plans have been drawn to have the Legends Drive extension to go all the way to Sparta Pike, connecting to Briskin Lane just south of the Wilson County Fairgrounds.

The extension will also connect to Cumberland Center Drive when constructed.

Article From the Wilson Post - Sabrina Garrett

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Lebanon, TN - City Investment in Legends Drive Extension Approved!

Lebanon, TN - City Investment in Legends Drive Extension Approved!

The City of Lebanon is moving forward in making the city more accessible with the extension of the Legends Dr. As the largest municipality in Wilson County, Lebanon is ripe for new residential and commercial growth. "Our location definately helps," Major Philip Craighead said. "We're right off Interstate 40 and basically just miles away from Nashville International Airport, which also helps. We are benefitting from the administration and council's aggressiveness in putting in the right infrastructure as we try to grow the community". The City Council approved the extension at the City Council meeting on Tuesday May 3rd.

The project has been several years in the making and will help Cumberland Center continue to grow and attract more retail into the City of Lebanon. Currently Phase 1 of Cumberland Center is home to a Logan's restaurant and a Boot Barn. The 165-acre mixed-use project on I-40 East, 25 miles outside of Nashville, is expected to be developed in several phases that will include retail shops, Class A Offices, restaurants, hotels and possibly residential components. A section in the Northeast quadrant of the plan fronting on Legends Drive is being reserved for a possible future municipal project with athletic and meeting space. Also Tennessee's only light rail system, the Music City Star connecting Lebanon and Nashville, might establish a passenger terminal on the site by simply extending the existing spur.

The Legends Drive will be extended about three-fourths of a mile over parr of what is planned as an additional phase to the ongoing Cumberland Center on 165 acres just each of U.S. Highway 231 and north of Interstate 40. By connecting Briskin Lane, already scheduled for improvements, Legends Drive will parellel i40 and connect Highway 231 and Highway 70 giving citizens and visitors a new, convenient way to move through the development and access existing retail shopping and hotels on Highway 231 as well as the Wilson County Fairgrounds on Highway 70.

According to the current bids, the extension is estimated at about $4.6 million and should be completed in approximately 18 months. The City of Lebanon is pushing for the initial work to begin in the next 30-40 days.

The Legend's Drive extension will help with continued growth that Lebanon is experiencing at a rapid pace. With the recent completion of the Special Census, Lebanon is outpacing their US Census projections - the population of Lebanon is 32,732. They are on track to have 2000+ new appartment units built in the next 12-18 months, along with homes, as new construction and single family residential sites have already been approved in planning. Lebanon also recently welcomed Optoro, Inc. with a projected 300 jobs, Maplehurst Bakeries, LLC with a projected 147 jobs and Wonder Porcelain with a projected 220 jobs.

For more information contact:

Larry Frankenbach

Vice President | Vasland Realty Group
615 260-1945
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City Of Lebanon Tennessee - Phillip Craighead, Mayor 
Economic Development Director - Sarah Haston

200 North Castle Heights Ave.
Lebanon, TN 37087
(615 443-2839 Ext. 2120
Cell (615) 489-7899
Fax (615) 443-2851

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$150M investment in Lebanon largest ever in Tennessee for a China-based company

$150M investment in Lebanon largest ever in Tennessee for a China-based company

Another ceramic tile company is investing millions of dollars into Middle Tennessee.

State officials announced today that China-based Wonderful Group will invest $150 million to build a facility in Lebanon, its first investment in the United States. The facility will create 220 jobs.

“This is great news not only for Lebanon and Wilson County, but for the entire state. Wonderful Group’s commitment represents the largest capital investment made by a Chinese-based project in the state’s history,” Randy Boyd, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, said in a news release. “We are honored that Tennessee will be home to Wonderful Group’s first manufacturing facility in the country, and I look forward to building a strong relationship with the company in the years to come...”

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Lebanon Named 4th Best Place to Start a Business in Tennessee

Lebanon Named 4th Best Place to Start a Business in Tennessee

NerdWallet, a consumer finance website, has conducted a study to find the best places in Tennessee to start a business – and Lebanon ranked fourth.

To determine this ranking, NerdWallet examined 85 places in Tennessee with populations of 5,000 or more and analyzed the following factors:

  • Business climate Average revenue of businesses
  • Percentage of businesses with paid employees
  • Businesses per 100 people
  • Local economic health Median annual income
  • Median monthly housing costs
  • Unemployment rate

Lebanon, the county seat of Wilson County, is 25 miles east of Nashville. This proximity to a major metropolitan center is a great perk for aspiring business owners in Lebanon. Lebanon has 13 businesses per 100 people and high average revenue per business ($4,160,327), second only to Alcoa.

Other cities in the top 10 include Pigeon Forge and Pulaski. See the full study here. (http://MayorCraighead.us5.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=ed0c16c3ad303685d87e9396a&id=29050efb3a&e=c4bf475686)

Learn more about NerdWallet Small Business here. (http://MayorCraighead.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ed0c16c3ad303685d87e9396a&id=10deee8f9d&e=c4bf475686)

About NerdWallet
NerdWallet is a personal finance site for consumers. Our data-driven tools and content enable consumers to make well-informed decisions across a broad range of financial topics, like buying a house, saving for retirement and starting a small business.

You can download a press release for this below:
- Click Here To Download/View Press Release (.PDF) (http://MayorCraighead.us5.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=ed0c16c3ad303685d87e9396a&id=af17a3ba15&e=c4bf475686)

Mayor Philip Craighead

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Wilson County JECDB Annual Report

Wilson County JECDB Annual Report

Message From The Director...

TRENDS or Practices

The economic development field has the opportunity to observe an unlimited number of business changes...

Read The Full 2013 Annual Report has been release by the JCEDB Office. To review the report Click Here:

 

 

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New Jersey firm to move HQ, manufacturing to Lebanon

Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Novamet Specialty Products Corporation officials announced Tuesday the company’s plans to locate its headquarters, primary office and manufacturing facility to Lebanon.

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Cumberland Center planned to have 1 million SF of retail space

Did you know that Cumberland Center is planned to have 1 million SF of retail and 500,000 SF of new office space? That’s a similar size to the original development for Cool Springs in WilliamsonCounty. 

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Success brewing quietly in Wilson County

What do Starbucks coffee, a hot tub and an ostomy bag have in common? No, it’s not the setup to an inappropriate joke. It’s an economic development question.

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Western & Work Wear Retailer Boot Barn® Opens in Cumberland Center

Western & Work Wear Retailer Boot Barn® Opens in Cumberland Center

Boot Barn®, America's largest western and work wear retailer, will celebrate the opening of its newest store in Lebanon, TN. The store will open its doors on March 21, 2013, and the official Grand Opening Sale and Celebration is scheduled to begin April 5th at 10am and will continue through April 7th. The 15,000 square foot store, located at 1008 Cumberland Center Blvd., about 25 miles east of Downtown Nashville, will be stocked with over 4,000 pairs of boots and 3,000 pairs of jeans.

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Logan’s Roadhouse opening to kick off Cumberland Center

Logan’s Roadhouse opening to kick off Cumberland Center

The first business planned for the new Cumberland Center development in Lebanon is nearly ready for its grand opening.

Logan’s Roadhouse spokesperson Michael Graham said Wednesday the restaurant will have its grand opening Dec. 10. It will be the 17th in the chain of restaurants to open in Middle Tennessee with one also open at Providence in Mt. Juliet. 

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Wilson County 2012 Annual Report

Wilson County 2012 Annual Report

Wilson County has released its 2012 Annual Report

Wilson County is an integral part of several growing and dynamic economies. Those include both the Nashville/Middle Tennessee area and that of the state of Tennessee. While Wilson County and its cities reap the benefits from being part of these economies, it should not be forgotten that we also contribute to their vitality....

Read Full Report from G. C. Hixson, CEcD Executive Director

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Cumberland Center draws rave reviews from Wilson Countians

Cumberland Center draws rave reviews from Wilson Countians

The sign marks the spot where the new road will be cut between the Arby's and Pizza Hut restaurants on South Cumberland Street leading into the first phase of Cumberland Center.

A large crowd gathered at The Roxy in Lebanon yesterday, but it was not to see one of the theater's many movies.
 
Instead, the group was eager to learn more about Lebanon Mayor Philip Craighead's plan to create a 700-acre entertainment district in the heart of Wilson County, which had been  announced Tuesday.

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