published Sunday, July 14th, 2013

Under Construction: $5 million retail/office space coming near Hamilton Place

Construction is under way on a $5 million Ken Defoor project on Lifestyle Way in East Brainerd
Construction is under way on a $5 million Ken Defoor project on Lifestyle Way in East Brainerd
Photo by John Rawlston.

Project: Two-story retail and office building.

Owners: Ken and Byron DeFoor.

Location: Lifestyle Way, next to Mellow Mushroom, across from the Embassy Suites.

Size: 26,400 square feet.

Cost: $5 million.

Scope: The building will include a medical tenant on the top floor and as many as six retail shops on the first floor. Ken DeFoor hopes to attract both national and local stores.

Timeline: The building should be finished by October.

Future: This will be the first building of a small lifestyle center, DeFoor hopes. He said parking at the rear or sides of the building will encourage foot traffic and create a mixed-use friendly development.

History: The DeFoors also own the $40 million Embassy Suites across the street. The full-service, luxury hotel includes 203 suites and celebrated a grand opening June 28. It is connected to Ruth's Chris Steak House, which provides all food service for the hotel.

-- Complied by Shelly Bradbury, who may be reached at or 423-757-6525.

about Shelly Bradbury...

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter. She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint ...

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