CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -- It started with an out-of-the-blue phone call from an old college chum.

Charles Lebovitz said his ex-classmate told him that his family had nearly 200 acres of wooded land off Interstate 75 in Chattanooga, and a company was interested in putting a shopping center there.

"He said 'If anyone is going to build a shopping center on my family's property, it will be my old buddy,'" recalled Lebovitz, chairman of Chattanooga-based developer CBL & Associates Properties Inc.

That simple call set the wheels in motion for what eventually led to the building of Hamilton Place mall in 1987.

Development over the years

  1. Hamilton Place mall 1987 / 1.2 million sq. ft.
  2. Hamilton Crossing 1987 / 191,873 sq. ft.
  3. Hamilton Corner 1990 / 67,150 sq. ft.
  4. Hamilton Village 1990 / 413,700 sq. ft.
  5. The Overlook 1993 / 214,918 sq. ft.
  6. The Terrace 1997 / 155,836 sq. ft.
  7. Gunbarrel Pointe 2000 / 273,913 sq. ft.
  8. Waterside Lifestyle Center Under development


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