The Soda Bar dessert shop and Homegrown Marketplace home décor and gift boutique celebrated a joint grand opening Wednesday, Nov. 1 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. and delicious cookie dough dessert samples from 4 to 9 p.m.
The Soda Bar serves 16 flavors of specialty ice creams and 12 craft sodas on tap – which can be paired with ice cream to create delectable floats – as well as Hawaiian shave ice and signature take-out treats such as edible cookie doughs. During the colder months, The Soda Bar will also serve a variety of hot chocolate drinks, coffees and mochachinos.
Homegrown Marketplace offers a wide range of home décor as well as stationery, gift and specialty food items. Many of the products are produced by Tennessee artisans. Customers who discovered the store before its official opening frequently described it as a “mini Magnolia,” a nod to the popular Waco, Texas-based home store.
Located in an adjoining storefront facing the central Fountains Plaza event area, Homegrown Marketplace is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. The Soda Bar is open Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., with extended hours posted for special events on Fountains Plaza.
The signature concepts were created by Hearthstone Properties. Consultants Karen Ford and Danielle Worrell, previous owners of Goodness Gracious at Readyville Mill and The Front Porch Café, worked with Hearthstone to hone the concept and establish operations for The Soda Bar.
Fountains at Gateway is a 31-acre, Class A mixed-use development located at 1500 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The $80 million development will include 400,000 square feet of office space in three office buildings, 70,000 square feet of retail in three free-standing buildings and street-level retail space in the office buildings, as well as a 100-unit apartment community and a midsize business hotel.
Phase one of the development includes a four-story, 105,500-square-foot office building and two retail buildings totaling 33,200 square feet. The office building opened in January 2017. The first retail building, with 11,200-square-feet of space, was completed in June 2017.
Retail tenants now open include The Soda Bar, Homegrown Marketplace, Burger Republic, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Board & Brush, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Anytime Fitness, e.Allen, and The Social Chair.
Other tenants planning to open before year’s end include Kitchen Fresh restaurant (scheduled to open this month) and Tressler & Associates/Tressler Title.
Fountains at Gateway is developed by Hearthstone Properties, a Murfreesboro commercial real estate investment company.
More information can be found at www.FountainsAtGateway.com .