(Lakeland, TN): The popular, locally owned and operated Frost Bake Shop has signed on with Lakeland’s “The Lake District” development for its third location in the Memphis region. This addition helps to round out the retail already committed to the project by bringing a bake shop of sweet products to the high growth area. Frost will occupy 3,200 SF of space in phase 1 which is now well under construction. Frost Bake Shop joins the ranks of others who have committed to the project including Gould’s, Gloss Nail Bar, Hokkaido East, Frida’s Mexican, Marshall Steakhouse, Starbucks, Lakeland Wine & Liquor and more. For the complete list of tenants, visit www.TheLakeDistrict.us .
Bill Kloos, founder and owner of Frost is anticipating a positive response to this addition. “Our amazing team has worked hard to make this possible and we look forward to offering our made from scratch desserts, and great service, to Lakeland and the surrounding areas,” says Kloos. Frost Bake Shop is well known in the region for cakes, cupcakes, specialty cookies and other freshly baked desserts. Frost currently has two locations—one at Poplar and Perkins in East Memphis and the other in Collierville. Lakeland’s growth, demographics and location played a key role in the decision to expand further. Additionally, the 2,500 future residents of The Lake District will supply a built-in, walkable community for customer traffic to retail there.
The Lake District’s Maggie Gallagher believes that people are now ready for locally-sourced and owned offerings in Northern Shelby County. “With the i-40 access as well as 269/385, The Lake District is easy to get to from just about every point in the area,” says Gallagher. The 65k vehicles passing by daily on i-40 between Memphis, Jackson and Nashville is also another key factor for development. Recently, Marshall Steakhouse selected The Lake District for its second location largely due to interstate visibility and an underserved market with perfect demographics. Lakeland boasts one of the highest household income communities in the area. Gallagher attributes the strong growth to the location and the reputable schools in Lakeland attracting families and business.