Another retailer has been confirmed for a location in Tullahoma: Ross Dress for Less will be coming to Tullahoma.
Documents related to the Forrest Gallery mall, home to Planet Fitness, Kroger and Sally Beauty Supply, show Ross will be a new tenant at the facility. A flyer for the mall advertises that the discount clothing store is “coming soon”, along with real estate available for future development.
According to real estate information, the Ross store will be located in Peeble’s former location at 1905 N. Jackson St. totaling 22,000 square feet. Another 10,680 square feet of space adjacent to this location is listed as “available” according to the flyer.
Peebles building for the new Ross
The former Peebles building, located at 1905 N. Jackson St. in the Forrest Gallery mall, will house a Ross dress for less, according to the mall’s realtor. A construction or move-in schedule was not provided to The News.
According to a March statement from the retailer’s headquarters, Ross plans to open 100 new locations in 2022, including its “dd’s Discounts” subsidiary. The Dublin, Calif.-based retailer is looking to open 75 Ross stores and 25 dd’s Discounts across the country in fiscal 2022, according to the statement.
“We recently raised our stores’ potential targets for the Ross and dd reductions,” said Vire Group Executive Chairman for Property Development Gregg McGillis. “Our return to stronger unit growth in 2022 reflects our belief that Ross can ultimately grow to 2,900 locations and that dd’s Discounts can grow into a 700 store chain as consumers continuously focus on value and convenience.
“Our continued expansion of both channels also demonstrates our commitment to strengthening our presence in existing and new markets. With these recent openings, we currently operate a combined total of 1,952 Ross Dress for Less and dd’s Discounts stores in 40 states, the District of Columbia and Guam.
Ross markets itself as the largest discount clothing and home fashion chain in the United States. The store offers premium quality, in-season, branded and designer family clothing, accessories, footwear and home fashion with savings of 20%-60% off regular department store prices. and specialty stores.
An official opening date was not provided to The News. Requests for comment sent to Ross and the Tullahoma Area Economic Development Corporation were not answered by press time.