Just less than two years after being heavily damaged by record-setting floods, Simon Property Group’s Opry Mills property has re-opened.
"We are thrilled to reopen Opry Mills, creating thousands of new jobs, generating tax revenues and attracting even more visitors to the Nashville area," Gregg Goodman, president of The Mills, a Simon company, said in a statement. "With a great selection of outlet and value retail stores, paired with family dining and entertainment options, Opry Mills will once again be the favorite shopping destination for locals and visitors alike."
The property was the subject of a dispute Simon and its insurers over damages. Simon claimed it purchased excess insurance policies that make it eligible to receive up to $200 million, while its insurers say the firm is entitled to only $50 million because Opry Mills lies in an area that is considered to be a high risk flood zone.
Retailers of the center include Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Vera Bradley, Coach Factory Store, Crazy 8, Jones New York Outlet, P.S. from Aeropostale, Aeropostale, The Children's Place Outlet, The Finish Line, Fossil, Gap Outlet, Gymboree Outlet, Haggar, HANESbrands, J. Crew Factory, Journeys, Levi's Outlet, Nautica Factory Store, Old Navy Outlet, Papaya, RCC Western Wear, rue21, Skechers USA Outlet and Wilson's Leather Outlet. Dining and entertainment tenants include Aquarium Restaurant, Claim Jumper, Rainforest Cafe, Romano's Macaroni Grill and Dave & Buster's, plus a food court provide lunch and dinner options. Shoppers can also watch feature movies in a state-of-the-art environment and enjoy the IMAX experience at Regal Cinemas Opry Mills Stadium 20 & IMAX.
Opry Mills' Grand Re-Opening events will continue during April through May 5.