By Sheldon S. Shafer – Courier-Journal
Nov 1, 2016, 6:40pm EDT
Amish Hills Furniture, facing displacement from its current location in a strip mall along Breckenridge Lane, has signed a long-term lease for about 10,000 square feet of space in a new home, in Shelbyville Road Plaza.
Tommy Edwards, a retail leasing specialist with Hagan Properties, which owns the busy Shelbyville Road Plaza just west of Mall St. Matthews, said the furniture business expects to open at its new location by year’s end. Its space is adjacent to the U.S. post office site, Edwards said.
The Norton Healthcare organization plans to develop a large medical office building where the furniture store is located, along Breckenridge Lane where a strip mall will be demolished. That area in St. Matthews is in the thick of a rapidly developing medical sector where several Norton competitors have existing or planned major medical facilities.
According to plans filed with city regulators, Norton Properties Inc. plans a three-story building with 83,000 square feet of space surrounded by nearly 500 parking spaces at the site near Breckenridge and Dutchmans Parkway. The shopping center tenants include a Visionworks, an Office Depot, a restaurant, and a Pep Boys.
No firm schedule has been announced for developing the medical offices.
Amish Hills Furniture will bring another anchor-style tenant to Shelbyville Road Plaza. Other major tenants include Trader Joe’s, Nordstrom Rack, and Quest Outdoors, along with dozens of smaller retailers and restaurants.
Shelbyville Road Plaza has about 390,000 square feet of space. The center tends to stay at or near full occupancy.