Since the first time we posted the above East Bend renderings from Ledbetter Properties, the general likeness of the otherwise nameless retailers were pointed out by Hometown readers. The tan-and-brown drawing immediately was labeled “Kohl’s” with the one on the right in the first frame or on the left in the thrid frame was perhaps too close to an Old Navy composite. Both are believed to be in play for the shopping center rising on Turner McCall where Kmart once was but today we have a little more confirmation on Kohl’s.
Officials with the Rome-Floyd Planning Department confirm Kohl’s has submitted site plans for review. As of Friday, no permits had been issued for the retailer, which has another brown-and-tan store around 25 miles away in Cartersville. Chief Building Official James Martin confirms the package is in “review” stage now.
The folks at Kohl’s are not quite as revealing just yet as this official no comment shows. “Thank you for contacting Kohl’s. Kohl’s has an ongoing real estate assessment process. At any given time, Kohl’s is reviewing sites in communities nationwide. We do not comment on real estate speculation,” writes Weston Baker of Kohl’s.
Our translation: “Welcome to Rome.”
Barring any hiccups, Kohl’s appears to be the anchor or at least one of the anchors for East Bend. Already confirmed: Five Below, Discount Tire, Panda Express, McAlister’s Deli, Chipotle and Texas Roadhouse.
By October, Ledbetter Properties plans to open 20 to 28 retailers and restaurants at the shopping center off Turner McCall and Hicks Drive.