REI, Ulta, and Whole Foods are just a few of the new businesses that will be opening in the newly renovated Papermill Plaza. Located at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Papermill Drive, Papermill Plaza in West Knoxville has a prime location. So, what do these new businesses have to offer West Knoxville residents?
REI is a specialty shop for camping and outdoor gear. It offers all kinds of outdoor gear including camping gear, climbing gear, skiing and snowboarding gear, among many others. The REI location in West Knoxville will also have a bike shop with a range of professional services for cycling enthusiasts. REI is one of the largest national consumer cooperatives. Anyone can shop at REI, but members who pay the one time membership $20 receive a share of profits through an annual member refund. REI is expected to open on Friday, October 24th. This will be the second REI location in the state of Tennessee.
Ulta will open its second West Knoxville location in Papermill Plaza. Ulta offers a wide range of make-up, fragrances, and beauty products. It also offers its own full service salon. Ulta is a one stop shop for all things beauty. It sells a wide-range of products including drugstore brands and more expensive brand name products.
Whole Foods is one of the most anticipated new businesses coming to West Knoxville. There have been rumors of Whole Foods coming to West Knoxville over the past few years. Whole Foods has announced that is will open its first Knoxville location and the first location in the state of Tennessee sometime early in 2015. Whole Foods is a specialty grocery store that specializes in high quality, natural and organic products.
Are you excited for these new businesses to open in West Knoxville? What other businesses would you like to see come to the area?