Highland Row

Poag & McEwen president and CEO Josh Poag said during a community forum Thursday night that his company, which is well known for the lifestyle centers like Saddle Creek it develops, is still committed to the $70 million mixed-use Highland Row project.

It’s just changed a little since it first went on the drawing board a few years ago. Barnes & Noble, for example, is no longer the company that will operate the University of Memphis bookstore that will be an anchor tenant of the development.

Poag also distinguished the project from a Saddle Creek expansion in Germantown the company had planned.

He said that one is at least 5 years away – “if a $70 million project is daunting, a $250 million project (like that one) is almost impossible” right now, was how he put it.

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