Meeting the News of a Growing Community

There’s no disputing the dramatic growth of Clarksville, Tennessee and its surrounding region.  It’s a dynamic influx of people and industry that is projected to continue into the next decade, at least.   Governor’s Square Mall has been evolving to meet that trend.

The pandemic-induced regulations that put a crimp in retail venues back in 2020 didn’t stop plans for new and diverse types of merchants entering Governor’s Square.   The Charlotte Russe name returned to the mall after a brief hiatus.

That same year, the “Mall to Go” program created a convenient way for busy consumers to shop.  Special parking spots strategically placed near mall entrances were set aside as “Mall to Go” pickup spots.  A customer is able to call in or remotely order merchandise from participating stores, pay electronically, then park in one of the designated pickup spots.  A store associate then runs the purchase out to the customer’s vehicle.

Perhaps the most exciting addition of 2021 was the arrival of Burlington to the Clarksville market.  In what was a clear sign of the evolving nature of American retailing, a space formerly occupied by a Sears store was redeveloped to make way for other, more popular merchants.  Burlington was a perfect fit, joining the ranks of other anchor stores at Governor’s Square, such as Belk, JCPenney, Ross Dress for Less, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.