CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., announced The Cheesecake Factory and H&M are coming to Fayette Mall in Lexington, KY, as part of the redevelopment of the former Sears location.
Designed to significantly enhance the offerings at the shopping center, the plans include redeveloping the former Sears store and expanding the mall entrance to create 115,000-square-feet of new retail space for a mix of fashion stores, home furnishings and fine dining options in the heart of the shopping center.
The Cheesecake Factory and H&M are the first of many premier stores to be announced as part of the redevelopment, which has begun construction and is expected to be completed this fall.
“We are excited to bring both The Cheesecake Factory and H&M to Lexington to further solidify Fayette Mall’s status as one of the premier shopping destinations in Lexington and the region,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president and chief executive officer, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. “The Cheesecake Factory will provide the Lexington area a quality dining experience they won’t soon forget. Additionally, H&M is an international fashion leader that will bring its fashion-forward styles for men and women to Fayette Mall.”
“For more than 35 years, The Cheesecake Factory has been known for creating delicious, memorable experiences for millions of guests around the country, and we’re excited about coming to Lexington,” said David Overton, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated. “We look forward to opening our doors at Fayette Mall later this year.”
H&M will open a two-level, 23,000-square-foot store adjacent to the new mall entrance. Additional stores and restaurants that are coming to Fayette Mall include Brighton, Clarks footwear, Jos. A. Bank, Michael Kors and Newk's Eatery, with more top retailers to be announced as the project progresses.
Fayette Mall is a 1.4 million square-foot super regional shopping center featuring more than 150 specialty stores and eateries and is anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s, JCPenney and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Recent additions to the mall include Forever 21, francesca’s, J.Jill, and Pandora.