NEW: Athens Marketplace to bring more shopping options to the city

Groundbreaking for Athens Marketplace.
The groundbreaking was held last Friday, July 21. (City of Athens)

A groundbreaking was held in Athens last week for a new retail project, bringing more local shopping options for the city. The center, called Athens Marketplace, will be built behind the Wendy’s near I-65.

What will Athens Marketplace look like?

Athens Marketplace architecture.
There are five confirmed stores in this addition, but it looks like there is still room for more. (City of Athens)

Athens Marketplace will include an all-new TJ Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Ulta, Five Below and Rack Room Shoes. Retail research conducted by the city indicated that Athens has a considerable lack in discount department clothing stores, something the local population has brought to the city’s attention.

Between these five stories, the project will generate an estimated 125 new jobs.

The center will bring more retail options + a greater sales tax base

Another shot of groundbreaking at Athens Marketplace.
Athens residents, are you looking forward to having more shopping options? (City of Athens)

“This brings several additions of new retail stores in our community that the citizens have been requesting for years. This project will also provide job opportunities for residents in our community and boost the City’s economy. We are so thrilled Noon Real Estate, LLC, is making a huge investment in our community.”

Pammie Jimmar, Chamber President, Athens, AL

The project is expected to generate annual taxable sales of approximately $20 million.

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