Less than a year after a retail giant’s arrival, a 50-year-old shopping center continues to beef up its tenant list.
Gold’s Gym plans to open a 28,000-square-foot location at Meadowbrook Shopping Center at Chippenham Parkway and Hopkins Road in Chesterfield.
Jim McVey, a broker with Commonwealth Commercial who represents the landlord, said the gym franchise will take over three storefronts in the shopping center. Dollar General currently occupies one of those spaces at 5760 Hopkins Road; the other two spaces are currently empty. The discount store’s lease for the space is up on Aug. 31.
Gold’s could not be reached for comment. The gym would look to open in December, McVey said.
Gold’s already has several gyms open around the Richmond market and last year expanded its Fan location as it ramped up its marketing efforts around town in the face of increased competition.
Richmond-based Beechwood Inc. owns the Meadowbrook center, and the property was developed by W.S. Carnes. The shopping center got a shot in the arm in 2014 when it snagged Walmart Neighborhood Market as its first anchor tenant since 1999. The store opened last March.
McVey and Commonwealth Commercial’s Morgan Trible handle leasing for Meadowbrook. In addition to Walmart, the property is home to Firestone, Wells Fargo and Wendy’s. Connie Nielsen of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer represented Gold’s, according to McVey.
The center has about 48,000 square feet between two spaces still available for lease. McVey said there has been significant interest in the shopping center, particularly since the arrival of the Neighborhood Market, which is Walmart’s smaller, grocery-focused concept.
“We’ve had interest from some pretty good fashion people because of the Walmart,” he said. “Certainly the parking lots are full.”
This is such good news for our area. The new Walmart grocery store has been just what the doctor ordered, It has the best self-service aisles in Richmond that I have experienced. I bring my own bags, get what I need, and get out fast. Very straightforward and convenient for the folks in Meadowbrook Estates, Meadowbrook West, Garland Heights, etc.. What the shopping center has needed since the Walmart move-in is more tenants. Still looking forward to seeing who eventually goes into the former Big Lots space. Would love to see some sort of good food option. Hey Chicken Fiesta,… Read more »