Kirkland’s Joins EastChase Central

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  MARCH 6, 2017 – Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA) has added the specialty retailer Kirkland’s, with over 7,500 square feet, to the store line-up for Eastchase Central, the new shopping center development under construction and located at the mid-point of Eastchase Parkway.  Kirkland’s is a well-known name in the Southeast and will join Marshalls/HomeGoods and Five Below in this new shopping venue at Eastchase.

Eastchase is the dominant shopping venue in the Montgomery and River Region area of Central Alabama.  “As the developer of Eastchase, Jim Wilson & Associates looks forward to the addition of Kirkland’s, an outstanding retailer, to our new shopping center project, Eastchase Central, opening in the Fall of this year,” commented Will Wilson, President of Jim Wilson & Associates.

Kirkland’s, Inc. (Kirkland’s) was founded in 1966 and is a specialty retailer of home décor in the United States. Although originally focused in the Southeast, Kirkland’s has grown and currently operates 396 stores in 36 states. Its stores present a broad selection of distinctive merchandise, including framed art, mirrors, candles, lamps, picture frames, accent rugs, garden accessories and artificial floral products.

Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, based in Montgomery, Alabama, has developed and managed a wide array of properties throughout the eastern United States, including Class A office buildings, hotels, residential communities and millions of square feet of premier shopping space.  JWA was founded by Jim Wilson, Jr. and today is led by his sons, Jim Wilson, III and Will Wilson, and a well-established team of talented and experienced professionals.  For more information about Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, please visit

Eastchase is a joint venture between Jim Wilson & Associates and ALFA Realty.  The 330 acre mixed use site includes a two mile, tree lined parkway, three major shopping center venues with over one million square feet featuring anchor stores Dillard’s, Target, Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Books-A-Million, Old Navy and Michaels, four hotels, a mid-rise four story   class A office building, Lakeview Center, and two distinctive multi-family venues, Broadstreet at Eastchase and The Morgan at Eastchase.  As part of Eastchase the peripheral land development has been emphasized and is home to over 30 businesses and restaurants that include Chick-fil-A, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Chili’s, Texas Roadhouse Grill, Ruby Tuesday, Red Robin, Verizon, Wells Fargo and Hobby Lobby.