New Stores Announced for Mall at Turtle Creek

February 13, 2006--Posted at 3:50 p.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR--It's a 750,000 square foot complex with a price tag over 100 million dollars that will bring a new shopping experience to Region 8.  Over 500 contractors are working towards a goal that is now just 43 days away. Construction on the Mall at Turtle Creek is running on schedule and today mall officials unveiled several new tenants and a community partnership. The date is set and today officials with the Mall at Turtle Creek announced another 9 tenants that are now part of the mall.

"Some of the new tenants are mostly clothing children's apparel we'll have some electronics. Steve and Barry's is going to be a great tenant," said General Manager for Mall at Turtle Creek Jason Whitley.

In addition to Steve and Barry's University Sportswear, Candy Craze, Chick-Fil-A, the Children's Place, Gearhead Outfitters, J. Jill, Payless Shoes, Radio Shack, and Rue 21 are added to the list of more than 50 stores already slated to open.

"It says that Jonesboro and the surrounding area is an extremely strong market and retailers want to be a part of it," said Whitley.

With today's announcement of 9 new tenants the Mall at Turtle Creek is now 95 percent leased in addition the mall also announced a community partnership with St. Bernards Medical Center.

"We are very excited about this opportunity the partnership where St. Bernards will sponsor a fun forest," said Doug Doggett of St. Bernards Medical Center.

"It will be a home for the kids to build their imagination and burn off a little steam while their parents are out shopping," said Whitley.

The Fun Forest play area will be over 1200 square feet and located outside of Target. For the mall, safety and security are the first priority with 60 closed circuit cameras that will monitor the facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...

"We can honestly say it will be one of the most state of the art facilities in the country," said Whitley.

A first rate shopping experience that is expected to have a major impact on the economy here in Region 8.

"This mall is going to create 1500 jobs for the area which 900 of them are going to be new to the market," said Whitley.

According to mall officials 90% of the jobs for the mall are still open. The mall plans to hold a job fair Friday from 1 PM to 7 PM and Saturday 9 AM to 2 PM to begin filling out the mall's workforce. For more information you can also log onto their website at