Music City Shopping: A Guide to Nashville Malls
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If you’re looking for clothes, home decor, gifts, or tech accessories, there are several places in Nashville where you can spend the day shopping. These malls also have yummy places to grab lunch during your day of retail therapy. With both major retailers and smaller stores, you’ll find just what you need at these Nashville shopping spots.
Cool Springs Galleria
Located in the popular Cool Springs area, this shopping mall is one of Nashville’s most frequented. The family-friendly spot has stores and dining options for men, women, and children. Some of the merchants include larger retailers like Belk, JCPenney, and Macy’s, as well as smaller shops like Bath & Body Works, Foot Locker, Gap, and Motherhood Maternity. The food court offers a wide selection of small eateries, and there is also The Cheesecake Factory for shoppers who want to sit and enjoy a higher-end meal. One of the highlights of the mall is the play area for kids, which is ideal for children ages 10 and under.
The Mall at Green Hills
This shopping center, which is located in the swanky Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville, is where many upscale stores like Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, Z Gallerie, Nordstrom, Coach, and Burberry can be found. Additional merchants are also found outside of the mall but are still considered part of the shopping center. Several retailers host in-store events throughout the year, such as yoga classes and cooking classes. The mall doesn’t have an official food court, but there are places to eat both in and around the mall. Quick and healthy options include Panera Bread, Starbucks, and I Love Juice Bar. There’s also Noodles & Company, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Goozy Dessert Bar & Cafe, and The Cheesecake Factory.
Art Gallery, Shopping Mall
This marketplace was built in 1902 and modeled after an arcade in Italy. It’s located in Nashville’s Arts District, with entrances marked by Palladian facades. The glass gable roof is undoubtedly the architectural highlight. The shopping center has two floors, which offer more than 20 stores, restaurants, and galleries. One monthly event that’s hosted at the Arcade is the First Saturday Art Crawl. At this event, several tenants in the building who are photographers and artists get their work put on display. Additional features include barber shops, eateries, and even a wedding chapel.
This shopping spot is Nashville’s largest outlet store destination. Not far from downtown Nashville and Nashville International Airport, the mall has more than 200 stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, J.Crew Factory, Vera Bradley, and Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. The mall also has full-service dining options like Aquarium Restaurant and Rainforest Cafe, as well as fast food joints such as Johnny Rockets, Subway, and Panda Express. There is also an IMAX Theater, a Dave & Buster’s, and the Madame Tussauds wax museum.
With popular retailers like American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, Journeys, and Sephora, this mall has plenty to offer shoppers. In addition to the different stores, the shopping center also has multiple service merchants like Aqua Foot Massage, Visionworks, and Elite Nails & Spa. Retailers both in and around the mall make this a convenient area to stroll, shop, and eat. The food court has a variety of places to grab a quick bite, including Panda Cafe, Subway, Pretzel Company Unlimited, Oceans Frozen Yogurt, and The Cookie Store. Throughout the year, the mall hosts both annual and one-time events such as health and beauty expos, back to school expos, meet and greets, and blood drives.
Located in Mount Juliet, this shopping center offers a large selection of retailers, dining options, and entertainment spots. Shoppers will find stores for men, women, children, and the home, including Old Navy, HomeGoods, Lane Bryant, New York & Company, and TJ Maxx, as well as eateries such as Red Robin, Wasabi Hibachi Steakhouse, O’Charley’s, Olive Garden, and Panera Bread. The Regal Providence Stadium 14 also offers people the chance to catch current movies on the big screen. The marketplace also hosts events like outdoor summer concerts and other seasonal celebrations.