DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Charlie Auvermann, executive Director of the Development Authority of Dawson County has announced that Phase 2 of the Dawson Marketplace on Ga. Hwy. 400 will begin ahead of schedule and that three nationally recognized retail firms – Restoration Hardware, Burlington Coat Factory and Beall’s Outlet — will anchor the second phase of the development.
“All three of these stores provide a solid anchor for the phase two expansion of the Dawson Marketplace,” Auvermann said. “We welcome them to Dawson County and our region.”
Dawson Marketplace is a development of Atlanta-based Hendon Properties LLC.
The original timeline for the start of phase two development was 2018 but Auvermann said popular demand for space and the overwhelming success of the stores in phase one prompted an acceleration of the schedule.
Auvermann said Restoration Hardware (NYSE-RH) needed additional floor space, prompting its move from the North Georgia Premium Outlets. “Restoration Hardware has only two locations in Metro-Atlanta and we are very excited to see this national brand stay in our county,” Auvermann said.
Burlington Coat Factory (NYSE-BURL) will be adding a new location to its inventory of over 540 stores nationwide. Burlington is a major off-price retailer specializing in coats, suits and sportswear.
Dawson Marketplace will also be home to a new Beall’s Outlet. The private family-owned retailer, which specializes in southern lifestyle apparel and offers an extensive line of men’s suits and casual wear, has 450 stores in 17 southern states. Beall’s was named the menswear industry 2016 retailer of the year.
Auvermann stated, “All three of these stores provide a solid anchor for the phase two expansion
Formal ceremonies marking the start of phase two will be held mid-summer. Auvermann also noted that an additional phase two anchor may be announced in the near future.