New stores and restaurants moving to Meridian

MERIDIAN- A new shopping center on Eagle Road will open in October. It's called The Village at Meridian. One phase of the project is already up and running. That's where Gordmans, Marshalls and others are open. The bulk of the project is under construction.

Once complete, The Village will be anchored by a movie theater where you can reserve your seat and enjoy a drink on the balcony.

The balcony will overlook a fountain with a water and light show and a winter ice skating rink. The development will feature about 100 restaurants, stores and other businesses.

"Our big announcement has been on the restaurants we are bringing in with Toby Keith's I Love This Bar, Yard house, Kona grill, Settebello, Twigs Martini Bar and Bistro and then we've got a number of fashion tenants that we are beginning to announce with White House Black Market, Chico's, Soma, and we are going to have another announcement of some great retailers this week." said General Manager Hugh Crawford.

When completed Crawford expect about 3,000 people to work in The Village.