The Avenue® Carriage Crossing Welcomes Five New Retailers and Restaurants

Tuesday, Oct 20, 9:00AM

Collierville, Tenn. – Shoppers now have even more shopping and dining options at The Avenue® Carriage Crossing. The outdoor lifestyle center is home to three new tenants – Charming Charlie, Ben & Jerry’s and Milano’s Pizza, and will soon welcome Bed, Bath & Beyond and I.O. Metro. 

Bed Bath & Beyond, which offers a large selection of household goods, bedding, bathroom accessories and electronics at low prices, is scheduled to open in early November 2009. It will fill the third-largest retail space at The Avenue Carriage Crossing.

“Bed Bath & Beyond is constantly seeking new store locations that allow us to best serve our customers and The Avenue Carriage Crossing is a great fit,” said Steven Temares – chief executive officer, Bed Bath & Beyond. “We look forward to providing the exceptional customer service, broad and deep assortment, and great value for which we are known to the greater Collierville community.”

I.O. Metro, a specialty lifestyle furniture retailer that sells eclectic import furniture and accessories, is expected to open in time for the 2009 holiday shopping season. The store also offers complimentary interior design and customized home planning to its customers.” “We’re excited to bring our unique, timeless furniture and accessories to Collierville,” said Jay  Howard – chief executive officer, I.O. Metro. “Our great selection and quality at affordable prices enable us to satisfy the needs of both residential and commercial customers."

In addition, Charming Charlie, a one stop shop for the latest women’s accessories and jewelry at discount prices, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Scoop Shop, featuring premium ice cream made with all-natural ingredients, and Milano's Pizza, a local restaurant offering authentic hand-tossed Brooklyn-style pizza, opened in August at The Avenue Carriage Crossing.

“The Avenue’s open-air, family-friendly atmosphere makes it the ideal home for these retailers and restaurants,” said Eugene Schmitt – general manager, The Avenue Carriage Crossing. “These new merchants will add an exciting new dynamic to The Avenue and will surely enhance the shopper experience.” 

About The Avenue®
The Avenue, introduced by Cousins Properties Incorporated in 1998, is an outdoor lifestyle center concept with eight locations throughout the Southeast. The Avenue offers a dynamic mix of premier national retailers, select local merchants and specialty restaurants reflective of local demand and fashion trends. The shopping destination features an open-air, pedestrian friendly setting convenient to major metropolitan areas. Shoppers can visit The Avenue at one of its five metro Atlanta locations, or in suburban Nashville, Tenn., suburban Memphis, Tenn. or Viera, Fla. For more information about The Avenue, please visit

For more information, contact: Reneé Spurlin, communications 21, 404.814.1330,