It seems the rumors are true. West Knoxville will be getting a Cheesecake Factory sometime this spring. Simon Property Group confirmed the rumors earlier this week by announcing the the Cheesecake Factory will be opening up a location at West Town Mall.
It will be a freestanding building on the on the Morrell Road side of West Town Mall, near the Tommy Hilfiger store and Forever 21. The location will be roughly 7,500 square feet of dining space along with a large patio. Rumors of a possible Cheesecake Factory started in early October when it was announced representatives for the company met with Simon Property Group to discuss a possible new location.
The Cheesecake Factory is a California based restaurant famous, obviously, for its many different types of cheesecake. On its menu, there are over 70 different kinds of cheesecake and dessert choices. Besides being known for its large array of cheesecake, the restaurant is known for having a large menu. There is everything from an wide assortment of salads, appetizers, pizzas, pasta dishes, burgers and sandwiches, along with steaks and seafood. The Cheesecake Factory operates roughly 158 locations in the U.S., with only one location in the state of Tennessee located in Nashville.
The Cheesecake Factory is just one of many restaurants and businesses coming to or considering coming to West Knoxville and Farragut. There have also been rumors that Bar Louie, an eclectic urban bar, would be opening a Turkey Creek location in Farragut. Bar Louie has recently opened two additional locations in Tennessee, on in Nashville and one in Chattanooga. The clothing retailer, Anthropologie, will open its first location in Knoxville sometime this spring. Anthropologie will be located in Bearden, accross of The Orangery. Anthropologie is owned by Urban Outfitters. The clothing retailer has a unique feel mixing vintage and modern accessories.
What other businesses and restaurant would you like to see open in West Knoxville and Farragut?