Electronics retailer Best Buy is moving out of its building in Springdale Mall, a spokesman for the store confirmed Wednesday afternoon.
The store, which is located just off of Airport Boulevard in Midtown, will move into a building at McGowin Park by early 2016, Shane Kitzman, with Best Buy public relations, wrote in an email message.
“The Best Buy store off Airport Blvd will make the move after the holiday season,” he wrote.
Kitzman wrote construction of the new building could start as early as this week.
The store will be similarly sized and will feature the same “shop in shop experiences” as the Springdale store currently has, Kitzman said. Those include the Windows Store, the Apple Shop and the Sony and Samsung Experience.
McGowin Park, which saw the summer openings of Costco, Field and Stream and Dick’s, is a result of a “cooperative district,” where the city and county agreed to return some of its collection of sales tax, as an incentive for development of the mall, located off of Government Street, near Hank Aaron Stadium.
As previously reported in Lagniappe, the city will return 1.4 cents of its five-cent sales tax collection and the county will return three-tenths cents of its one-cent sales tax collection on revenues that are projected to be as high as $200 million per year.
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