Smyrna Growth Slows a Tad but Continues Its March

We had a member of the Smyrna City Council speak at our meeting this morning and heard an update on the latest growth news in Smyrna.  They do continue to grow, but some of the retail is slowing … to the point where new businesses are still coming but not opening as quickly as before.

The biggest growth will be three to four liquor stores coming – the first could open in October or November.  When the city’s residents passed the referendum allowing for liquor store sales there were several retailers already poised to move.  Stores will be located on Sam Ridley (near Publix and Home Depot), on Weakley Lane at Sam Ridley, and potentially on Lowry Street.

In addition, the Penney’s is still planned with a TJ Maxx as a possible co-anchor store, but it may be 2010 before we see these built behind Lowe’s and near LaVergne High School.

The other big news is that Jefferson Pike from Sam Ridley Parkway to 840 will be widened to four lanes to help accommodate the expected growth due to the electric car production by Nissan.  In addition, while 1300 jobs are officially expected, the Smyrna Council expects more due to ancillary business growth.

The Smyrna council member Tim Morrell said,

To prosper, we need to grow. And we need to grow in a responsible way.

How about us, LaVergne?  In addition to widening Waldron/Parthenon Road … what are we expecting?

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6 Responses

  1. sooo many wishes Kathy…soooooo many wish

  2. Some sidewalks would be a nice start.

  3. I noticed that someone finally opened a shop in La Vergne at the new strip across from kfc. It says it will be a barber shop.

  4. 3008 W Nir Shreibman and it is a barber shop and they have weekly specials…check them out! Antwainn Ridley is the barber and the place is called “Ridley’s Barber Shop” 793-2947 is their number.

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