CHATTANOOGA,TN, (WDEF)-A 2 billion dollar clothing brand with more than 300 stores nationwide and now in Chattanooga.
J. Crew Factory store will take the place of "50 Yard Line" across from Belk.
Catharine Wells, Hamilton Place Mall,"The average retailer that is about that size has between 20 and 39 jobs available year round and then that doubles at Christmas"
The store will cover more than 5000 sq ft on the mall's lower level close to Best Buy and Ambercrombie and Fitch.
Catharine Wells,"Its a huge win for the mall we have been working with them for quiet some time to get this deal through and we are so excited, shoppers are thrilled, we announced it last night on social media and twitter just went on fire
Shoppers from as far away as Dalton and Knoxville are incredibly excited by the news and say bringing more jobs to this area is a good thing
Donna Casteel, Local Shopper, "Its really good especially with the economy the way it is right now, people are looking for jobs and the mall is a good place to work"
Nikki Blankenship,Local Shopper, "Helps you improve your skills on things you like to do, it gives you career options for later and after your graduate"
J. Crew is the latest addition to Hamilton Place after Chicken Salad Chick and Happy Cakes expanded in recent months.