Bath & Body Works wants to build-out a temporary space in Southside Commons, indicating the fragrance, skin care and home scent retailer will leave Regency Square Mall.
The city is reviewing a permit application for a temporary retail space for Bath & Body Works in 3,200 square feet of space at 651 Commerce Center Drive, No. 515, at an estimated cost of $80,000.
The space at one time was Payless Shoes.
Southside Commons, anchored by Michaels and The Church of Eleven22, is a strip shopping center north of Regency Square and near Lowe’s.
The drawings are for a temporary retail space for Bath & Body Works. The majority of the work is cosmetic with paint and wall covering.
Plans show Pinnacle Construction Inc. of Glenwood, Iowa, is the contractor. Architectural Group International of Covington, Kentucky, is the architect.
Sleiman Enterprises is the landlord.
There is no reference to a permanent space there.
Bath & Body Works inside Regency Square Mall has been shuttered although there were still items on the shelves. A sign posted on its security gate says: “We are temporarily closed due to the temperature in the mall.”
Owners of Regency Square say they have finalized a contract to sell the 56-year-old Arlington shopping center at 9501 Arlington Expressway.
The struggling center has lost most of its national retailers while just a few tenants remain as elected leaders call for ownership to repair damage to the large mall.