After years of rumors, officials announced early Thursday morning that J.Crew and Anthropologie will be moving into Warehouse Row.
Woodhouse Day Spa and men's retailer Onward Reserve are also coming to Warehouse Row. Meanwhile, Rhinoceros Boutique has moved out to North Chattanooga.
"We set out to transform the former outlet mall concept into a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use property with artisanal, local boutique retail; restaurants; and Class A industrial office space appealing to innovation economy tenants like Two by Four, Experts Exchange and Coyote Logistics," Michael Phillips of Jamestown, which manages the property, said.
Leaders announced in March that third-party logistics company Coyote Logistics—which arranges transport via truck and train—was acquiring Chattanooga-based competitor Access America Transport, which had been located in Warehouse Row.
Construction is currently underway on the 11,000-square-foot Anthropologie store and the 4,800-square-foot J.Crew, which will both anchor the first floor of the North Building.
Anthropologie will be located at the north end of the first floor, and J.Crew will be located at the motor court entrance of the building directly across from Tupelo Honey Café.
Both stores are scheduled to open in time for the 2014 holiday shopping season.
By early next month, construction will also begin directly above the Anthropologie space on Woodhouse Day Spa and in the South Building on Onward Reserve.
Woodhouse Day Spa, which will be a 5,800-square-foot full-service spa, will be opening in January.
The spa will offer more than 70 high-end resort-style spa services for men and women in "a tranquil, country club setting."
It will also feature a retail boutique with a selection of skin care and body products and décor.
Specialty men’s retailer Onward Reserve will open a 925-square-foot pop-up location in Warehouse Row beginning Sept. 1 and lasting through January.
It will be the first store in Warehouse Row that is only men's retail. It will feature a custom selection of items ranging from men’s gifts and apparel to accessories, home goods and luggage.
Designers and international brands featured at various Onward Reserve locations include Barbour, Peter Millar, Dubarry, Vilebrequin and others; however, Onward Reserve also sources apparel from up-and-coming designers.
The Warehouse Row shop will be the fourth Onward Reserve location, with other stores in Athens, Georgia; Atlanta; and Charlotte, North Carolina.
Construction is already underway on a 4,800-square-foot full-service restaurant, Two Ten Jack, which is a Japanese-inspired neighborhood pub. Click here for more on that.
Meanwhile, women's clothing store Rhinoceros Boutique has moved from Warehouse Row to North Chattanooga.
"We've been in transition for a week," partner Maria Key said. "This is going to be a different vibe."
The owners were looking to add shoes to their collection, and Warehouse Row already has a shoe store, called Embellish Shoes.
"We always wanted to be on the North Shore," she said.
Rhinoceros Boutique will open Friday at 270 Velma St.
The new store is a little smaller than the former location, but Key said it's going to be more "compact and fun."
She described the clothing as "Paris meets L.A. style."