Pinnacle ‘busy’ with new stores, events

Pinnacle Turkey Creek “is busy, busy, busy,” noted general manager Darryl Whitehead last week.

The property, which encompasses 657,000 square feet and 75 tenant spaces, is buzzing with activity, between new stores coming in and community activities being planned.

On the business side, Pinnacle Turkey Creek is welcoming a new restaurant, Condados Tacos, starting at 11 a.m., this Thursday, April 6, and also is looking ahead to the relocation of Lamon’s Jewelers this summer in the space formerly housing Sketchers.

Also coming in will be Mountain High Outfitters, which recently put out signage near Torrid and Lizard Thicket.

Burlington Coat Factory is expected to open in the former Maurice’s location (which is moving to that center’s corner slot) before the year’s end.

“We are really looking forward to Condados Tacos,” said Pinnacle Turkey Creek marketing associate Gabi

Walsh of the new Mexican restaurant occupying the former site of Cru.

It will be the third Condados Tacos in Tennessee for the chain, with a tagline: Tacos, Tequila Margaritas.

According to the company’s social media post, Condados Tacos is giving away a free taco every week for a year to the first 100 people in line Grand Opening Day (must be age 16 or older to win).

Additionally, the restaurant promises “one free taco per person” with the purchase of equal or greater value for dine-in customers only on April 6.

“This place is humming,” Whitehead added about Pinnacle growth, noting a handful of potential tenants are on the horizon but have yet to be confirmed.

“We have a lot of irons in the fire, and when the leases are signed we can make those announcements,” he added.

“We have nine build-outs and are re-doing the color scheme in Phase 1.

“We are also adding a ‘smart irrigation system.’”

With Best Buy having closed earlier this year, Whitehead said that building — which comprises the southernmost boundary of Pinnacle at Turkey Creek — has been among those generating a great deal of interest from prospective businesses.

Potential occupancy “is being narrowed down,” he said.

Also still available is the former Abuelo’s restaurant, which is among the sites undergoing repainting.

Panera Bread

One tenant who had indicated it might move, but actually might be staying, is Panera Bread, which had been in talks to relocate to Farragut in Village Green Shopping Center.

Other reports indicate that possible deal has fallen through.

Community events

“We are hosting a Kids Day event at Regal for the premier of the Super Mario Brothers movie,” Walsh said. “This event is free to families and kids and will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, April 8.

“We will have kid-friendly vendors, too,” she added.

The following weekend, Pinnacle at Turkey Creek hosts Puppy Palooza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 15.

“Our team will host over 20 vendors, and we will also have live music, doggy splash zones and more for families and their pets,” Walsh said.

“We try to do events that benefit local charities, and this will be the second year we are working with Young Williams. We will be selling specific Puppy Palooza merchandise ...,” he added.

She said there are plans to bring dogs that could be adopted.

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