On behalf of the City of East Ridge, I want to extend a warm welcome to Garden Ridge upon the opening of its new store located on McBrien Road. My family and I had the privilege of being the first customers to enter when the store officially opened at noon on Friday. Needless to say, we were very impressed with the experience, and I am proud to count this major retailer as the newest member of our business community.
When Sears Essentials vacated this same site in 2009, the city immediately began working with the property owners to bring a new tenant to the 100,000+ square-foot building. Those efforts were not in vain, as they ultimately helped to bring us to where we are today. Economic development can be a slow process, but it is very encouraging to see positive results. I firmly believe our city will see continued investment by new companies as well as reinvestment by existing businesses.
Mayor Brent Lambert