Renowned Creative Sees a Bright Future at the Upscale Mixed-Use Community

LAKELAND, TN (JULY 8, 2019) – There is nothing quite like a perfect pairing. The perfect wine selected for the perfect meal. The perfect handbag chosen to match the perfect shoes. The perfect environment created for the perfect experience. Social, a shop for gracious living has just announced it is pairing with The Lake District by opening its second location in the new upscale development. Shop Founder, Carmen Bond (known to devotees as simply Carmen) has created a place of “lovingly curated gifts and accessories for your home and life,” which pairs perfectly with the vision of The Lake District as a unique lifestyle and retail destination.

Opened in 2012, Social built a loyal following that started in Memphis but now spans world-wide. Visitors of Social know that there are delightful surprises at every turn which create an experience that excites people enough to come back and share with their friends. Carmen describes Social as offering, “the finest in gifts, full service interior design, an extensive collection of antiques from all over the world and an amazing bridal registry service.”Yehuda Netanel, Developer of The Lake District, said, “Carmen’s ability to visualize and create beauty from the world around her immediately caught my attention, then I experienced Social. I knew that Social and The Lake District had to be paired together, I’m delighted Carmen and her team are joining our family.”

Excitement for the pairing come from all sides, Carmen said of the announcement, “The Lake District is such a welcome addition to the greater Memphis area as well as the surrounding counties throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas! We are confident that The Lake District will be a huge success while adding yet another facet in making Memphis and Shelby County not only a worthy place to call home, but a destination for all!”

Carmen is known and trusted for her attention to detail, especially when it comes to researching, learning, and exploring new ideas and products. In a statement related to the announcement, Carmen said, “We encourage all fine businesses to consider The Lake District as a part of your future. They have certainly spent adequate time with researching and developing the team to bring this concept to life. They’ve spared no expense in hiring the best architecture firm, LRK to see the development to its completion. The finest of all businesses are surely to follow.”

As momentum at The Lake District continues to build the vision of the development gets clearer and clearer. Lakeland Mayor, Mike Cunningham recently referred to The Lake District as “the shining diamond of Lakeland.” Netanel added, “I share Mayor Cunningham’s sentiment, we are building a development that will outshine all others.”

Carmen Bond and Social join Phillip Ashley Chocolates, Frida’s Restaurante Mexicano, Osaka Japanese Cuisine, Memphis BBQ Co., Brickhouse Fitness, Elite Total Health, Starbucks, Malco Theatres, Gould’s Salon and Spa, Gloss Nail Bar, Neighborhood Barre, The Stock Market, a 6,000sf Wine and Liquor Store by the Kardoush Brothers and Hollywood Feed. More announcements coming soon.

Visit Social Online here:

To learn more about The Lake District, please visit, and follow @TheLakeDistrictTN on Facebook.

Retailers are encouraged to contact Maggie Gallagher, Director of Development, via:

Phone: 901-229-9690

Email: [email protected]

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About The Lake District:

The Lake District is an upscale 160+ acre mixed-use community surrounding a 10-acre lake and waterways in Lakeland, Tennessee, just outside of Memphis. Designed as a walkable village, The Lake District is a luxurious community with elegant water features threaded throughout its five premier districts: Inline Retail District, Main Street District (curated retail, chef-driven restaurants and cafes), Hotel District (two hotels, one with lake view), Pad Sites & Office District (75,000 sq.ft of office space with lake views), and the Residential District (age restricted living, Downtown-style lofts and custom single family homes). Phase 1 schedule of delivery of space for tenant build out is fall of 2020, with businesses opening for the 2020 holidays.

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