This is a rendering – courtesy of Clay Short of TRI Inc. Commercial – of the potential refurbishment of the former McAlister’s Deli location on South Gloster Street.
While McAlister’s moved to its new location in front of the Walmart Neighborhood Market near Crosstown a couple of years ago, the entire complex isn’t empty – there’s still a thriving business, Juva ,that takes up the rest of the building.
The empty space is comprised of 9,000 square feet with expandability, and according to Short, several restaurants are interested in the space.
Short said the new facade plans are in response to other upgrades that have been made in the area to help attract new tenants.
“Chris Mills has done a remarkable job creating a new epicenter for commercial activity in the Midtown/ Crosstown area with the Midtown Pointe complex,” Short added. “He continues his focus on transforming and improving the area with this project.”
In June 2012, Chris Mills, Dr. Steve MIlls, Sean Koehn and Jason Perry bought the 217,000-square-foot complex, and turned it into a medical and professional mall.
The former Gloster Creek Village – which was originally called the Tupelo Mall – was renamed Midtown Pointe.
The rebranding coincided with the designation of the shopping and dining area now known as the Midtown District, which is bordered by South Gloster, West Main, Industrial Road and Varsity Drive.
The building with Juva sits on Midtown Pointe property, and its renovation makes sense. In addition to the transformation of the old mall, Harveys was recently renovated.