Belk pulling out of Bristol Mall, relocating to The Pinnacle

Hank Hayes • May 1, 2013 at 11:51 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Belk will relocate its store at the Bristol Mall in Bristol, Va., to a new two-level, 132,000-square-foot fashion store at The Pinnacle in Bristol, Tenn., with a grand opening set for spring 2015.

The Pinnacle, a new 250-acre, open-air, mixed-use development, is located at Exit 74 off Interstate 81 and Highway 11W. The project’s developer planned to begin construction on the Belk store site May 1. A groundbreaking event will be held in mid-May.

Another anchor tenant joining Belk at The Pinnacle is Bass Pro Shops, which began construction in January. A variety of additional junior anchor retail and specialty stores unique to the market are also anticipated to locate at the development. The Pinnacle regional center development is designed to accommodate 1.3 million square feet of retail, restaurant, hotel, medical office space and an outdoor amphitheater.

The new Belk store represents a $20 million investment and will incorporate the latest in retail design, lighting, merchandise presentation and décor. It will offer expanded assortments of the top premium and national brands, exclusive Belk private brands, the latest styles of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the whole family, plus large selections of cosmetics and home merchandise.

The Belk store at Bristol Mall will continue to operate until the new store opens in 2015. Belk has served the Bristol community since 1929 and has operated at the Bristol Mall since 1999. It also operates stores in Johnson City and Kingsport.

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