Furniture and electronic store coming to Midtown

By Laura Ann Sills - bioemail

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Freedom Furniture and Electronics will move in to the space where Books-A-Million sits now.

Books-A-Million located in Cross Country Plaza on Macon Road announced their closing and started clearance on items in the store.

Glenwood Development Company owns the Plaza and says Freedom will be moved in by summer.

The Press Release from Leo Wiener is below:


Cross Country Plaza Lands Freedom Furniture and Electronics.

Columbus, GA, March 25, 2011 – Glenwood Development Company of Huntersville, N.C., is pleased to announce the signing of a lease with Freedom Furniture and Electronics, a national  retail chain that focuses on locating in vibrant markets which have a strong military presence.

With over 11 stores nationwide, and one in Georgia, this will be the successful chain's first store in Columbus. The new store will be over 20,000 square feet, occupying the soon to be former Books-A-Million space in Cross Country Plaza.

"Freedom had been planning to open a couple of new stores this year, so we're thrilled they picked not only Columbus, but our center as part of their growth plans", Leo Wiener, a Glenwood partner in Atlanta, stated.  "The continuing addition of new tenants to the center further reinforces the growing sense of vibrancy and vitality of the center and the area.   Having been in business since 1983, they bring to the center years of experience and a product category that is both new and complementary to the existing tenants and fits with the vision we had when planning the redevelopment of the center.  We're thrilled to have them on board!."

President of Freedom Furniture and Electronics, Leonard Melley, comments, "We've been looking to enter the Columbus market for ten years, and we're excited to finally find the perfect match of location and shopping center.  The location is ideal and convenient for our customers and look forward to opening in late Summer and being a part of the redevelopment at Cross Country Plaza and future growth of the area."

Freedom Furniture and Electronics  is headquartered in Norfolk, VA.  Each one of their stores offers more than 1,000 products at competitive prices. Freedom Furniture and Electronics employees pride themselves on superior customer service and product.  Freedom Furniture and Electronics continues to grow and expand, adding stores and markets on an ongoing basis.

Glenwood Development Company, L.L.C. is a real estate development and investment company that has developed acquired 31 projects totaling approximately 3,000,000 square feet and currently owns 18 centers totaling approximately 1,800,000 square feet.

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