Gateway Center adds custom tile retailer

Feb 11, 2014
Austin Business Journal

Simon Property Group has added a new tenant, The Tile Shop home décor chain, to the Gateway Shopping Center. The shop is located next to Paul Mitchell The School in a nearly 35,000 square-foot space


The Tile Shop bills itself as a boutique-style alternative to big box retailers, offering specialty tile products not available at larger stores. The company’s second Austin location will be its 45 th store overall and the third in Texas. The company already operates an Austin store in the 9500 block of Research Blvd.


The Gateway center, at 5929 Balcones Drive, recently saw a major construction project at its Whole Foods Market location on Research Boulevard, which closed down the organic food store through the end of this month. The renovation was done to make the oldest Whole Foods in Austin more energy efficient and bring the space more in line with the features of its other, more modern stores


During the project closure employees at the Gateway location have been shifted to other Austin-area stores, including a new one at the The Domain that opened in January


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