The Shoppes at River Crossing Signs Four New Retailers

MONTGOMERY, AL | SEP 25, 2007 – Jim Wilson & Associates, developers of The Shoppes at River Crossing announce four new retailers to the open-air lifestyle center located at Interstate 75 and Riverside Drive. Three of the retailers, Christopher & Banks, C.J. Banks and Venetian Nails are new to Macon and the central Georgia region.

C.J. Banks will be opening its first location in Georgia at the 750,000 square foot center. Joining the announced tenants will be Journeys. Christopher & Banks Corporation is a Minneapolis, Minn. based specialty retailer of women’s apparel. The 3,246 square foot River Crossing store will offer clothing that is a unique blend of quality, styling, easy care and versatility in sizes 4-16. Christopher & Banks operates four additional stores in Georgia and 528 stores nationwide. C.J. Banks, a division of Christopher & Banks caters to the busy, fashion conscious woman by offering quality casual apparel in size 14 and up. Founded in 2000, C.J. Banks features current season’s sportswear, sweaters, and casual dresses. The company currently operates 237 stores in 31 states. The 3,300 square foot store at The Shoppes at River Crossing is the first in the state.

Venetian Nails will provide services including manicures and pedicures. The store will be 1,750 square feet.

Journeys is a destination retailer for footwear and accessories for the teen market. With more than 600 stores nationally and 24 statewide, Journeys caters to a diverse, young market. The 2,183 square foot store will feature top brand names such as Dr. Martens, Converse, Steve Madden, Timberland, Vans, Diesel, adidas, Candies, GBX and more.

“We are excited to announce that these quality retailers will join the tenant mix at The Shoppes at River Crossing,” said Will Wilson, President of Jim Wilson & Associates. “These new retailers, along with many others that are yet to be announced, will add to the unique shopping and dining experience at the center.” The Shoppes at River Crossing broke ground in September 2006. The center, which is a joint venture between Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA) and General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP), will be the first open-air retail and entertainment center in Bibb County and will serve a 22-county trade area in central Georgia. Featuring upscale specialty stores, restaurants, two department stores and five mid-size anchor stores, The Shoppes at River Crossing will open March 19, 2008.

Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, based in Montgomery, Ala., is a privately owned real estate company specializing in shopping centers, residential real estate investments, offices, condominiums, hotels and multi-use developments. With over three decades of real estate experience, JWA has developed in excess of 21 million square-feet of shopping center space. The company’s development portfolio includes residential communities and condominium residences, multi-use developments, Class A office buildings and hotel and country club assets. For more information, visit

General Growth Properties, Inc. headquartered in Chicago, is the second largest U.S.-based publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). General Growth currently has an ownership interest in or management responsibility for a portfolio of more than 200 shopping malls in 44 states, as well as ownership in planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes more than 24,000 retail stores nationwide. General Growth Properties, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP. For more information, please visit the company website at