In this Aug. 2012 Times-News file photo, Bristol developer Steve Johnson announces that Bass Pro Shops had just inked a deal to locate at The Pinnacle.
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Six new retailers are reportedly coming to The Pinnacle off Interstate 81 at Exit 74 in Bristol, Tenn., along with a 54,000-square-foot Marquee movie theater complex.
According to a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, primary anchor tenants Bass Pro Shops and Belk will be joined by Marshalls, Michaels, Pier 1 Imports, ULTA, Kirkland’s and Shoe Carnival. All will reportedly join Belk in opening in the spring of 2015.
Also opening in early 2015 will be the Pinnacle 12 by Marquee, equipped with THX sound and digital projection. The announcement bills the theater as the only in the region with oversized luxury stadium seating.
“We are excited to announce that these businesses have decided to join Bass Pro Shops and Belk at The Pinnacle,” said Steve Johnson, president of Bristol-based Johnson Commercial Development in a prepared statement included in the release. “This is just the next step in demonstrating why this project is recognized on a national scale, as well as why it promises to be the largest development of its kind in this entire region."
Construction is currently under way on the 105,000-square-foot space for Bass Pro Shops, which is scheduled to open next summer. Site preparation for the 132,000-square-foot Belk store is complete.
“This is a true regional development that will generate hundreds of millions in annual sales and create a significant number of permanent jobs,” Johnson says in the release. “With more tenant announcements to be made, along with these premium committed businesses, we expect The Pinnacle to not only draw from the half-million Tri-Cities residents, but also from the 2.5 million people who live in Northeast Tennessee and well into Virginia, as well as parts of Kentucky, West Virginia and North Carolina.”