BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Shops will remain open while Hill Center Brentwood undergoes a makeover and Crain Construction Inc. will be taking extra measures to protect the safety of consumers during the renovations.

In a rolling construction schedule, Crain Construction will redo the entire front façade of the 32-year-old shopping center, starting at the north end near Puffy Muffin and progressing south to Hot Pink, Fresh Market, REI and the other stores.

Improvements will include new storefront canopies, lighting, reworked walkways, irrigation and landscaping. When completed, the renovation will complement and add connectivity to H.G. Hill Realty Company’s adjacent, new mixed-use development.

“To protect consumers, guide them and help ease their access to stores we are constructing temporary sidewalks and safety tunnels to each store entrance,” said Chad Thomas, Crain Construction project manager. “While we’ll limit our nighttime activity, we will work on the sidewalks to store entrances at night to avoid daytime disruption to businesses and their customers.”

Thomas said the new storefront canopies are brick with metal soffit panels, while the Fresh Market canopy will be stucco. Limestone from the canopies being demolished will be salvaged and used in the base of the new brick columns. Awnings with steel frames and metal roof decks will be added between the new canopy structures and ACM metal panels will be incorporated within the design where the old canopies previously existed.

Street Dickson Rick Orcutt Winslow is the architect on the project to be completed in October 2018.

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