JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A HomeGoods store will be coming to Johnson City, according to Washington Prime Group Inc.
According to a release from Washington Prime Group, the new store will open where the old Sears was located in The Mall at Johnson City.
The Sears at The Mall at Johnson City, the last remaining store in the Tri-Cities, closed on January 5th.
Demolition of the former Sears location is expected to start in the first half of 2020, and completion of the HomeGoods is expected by the fall of 2021.
It was also announced that the Sears Auto Center would be demolished to make way for new restaurant options along North Roan Street. These efforts will also begin in 2020 and are expected to be completed by 2021.
“It’s mission critical to us here at the city to ensure the success of the mall because that will eventually ensure the success up and down North Roan Street,” said City Manager Pete Peterson.
Washington Prime Group also said in the release that renovations to the common areas and exterior entrances to the mall would soon be underway.
The release also reminds mall patrons of the upcoming additions to the mall, like Palmetto Moon and Rose & Remington stores.
The announcement comes on the heels of a potential development in Boones Creek.
“I think that potential development in conjunction with today’s news from the mall today just makes a very loud statement that entertaining, dining and retail is very alive and very vibrant in Johnson City and the local market,” said Peterson.