Business Briefs: Big church group bringing assembly to Chattanooga

Business Briefs: Big church group bringing assembly to Chattanooga

May 17th, 2018 by Staff and Wire Reports in Business Around the Region

Big church group bringing assembly to Chattanooga

More than 10,000 attendees are expected as the Church of God of Prophecy is bringing the International Assembly back to Chattanooga.

The 100th International Assembly will be held July 18-22 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

"We're coming home," said Bishop Sam N. Clements, general overseer. "We will celebrate a homecoming."

For most of its history, the Church of God of Prophecy held its annual International Assembly in Cleveland, Tenn., where they would draw record crowds of up to 20,000 at various times throughout the week-long event, according to the group.

The Church housed the event in two of its own tabernacles on Central Avenue and Keith Street and sometimes in Chattanooga. After holding the event at the primary location in Cleveland from 1972-1991, the decision was made to move the Assembly to other cities and it has since been held in Louisville, Ky., Fort Worth, Texas, Greensboro, N.C., and Orlando, Fla.


CBL working on Kentucky mall

CBL Properties has announced that the first phase of redevelopment plans at Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Ky., will include a new-to-market entertainment venue, Round1 Bowling & Amusement.

Construction on Round1 is currently underway in a former Macy's building with an anticipated grand opening prior to the holidays this year, according to the Chattanooga-based shopping center operator.

"The addition of Round1 will position Jefferson Mall as a premier entertainment destination for our customers in the Louisville market and will draw visitors from the surrounding region," said Stephen Lebovitz, CBL Properties' chief executive.

Planning is also underway for redevelopment of the Sears building, which will include a mix of dining, entertainment and retail. More details will be announced over the coming months, according to CBL.