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  • Empire 8 opens, hopes to be the premier movie theater in Jackson

    May 15, 2019

    For images and more information visit: Jackson Sun Adam Friedman, Jackson SunPublished 10:29 a.m. CT April 15, 2019 | Updated 9:01 a.m. CT April 16, 2019 It’s eight screens, brand new, and it features one of the highest quality laser projector screens available to moviegoers in the nation. Empire 8 Theatres opened Friday at 1511 Vann Drive. The 35,000-square-foo...

  • Gary A. Taylor Announces New Luxury Empire Movie Theatre

    August 03, 2018

    Jackson, Tennessee, August 2, 2018 --- Developer, Gary A. Taylor Investment Company has executed an agreement with Phoenix Theatres Entertainment, LLC to operate a luxury, eight-screen movie theatre in Columns II, located on Vann Drive in Jackson, TN. The newly constructed, upscale theatre will show first-run movies in eight exquisitely designed auditoriums. The Empire Theatre wil...

  • Reelfoot Bank Underway in Martin

    December 12, 2017

    Check out this rendering of the new Reelfoot Bank that GAT Investment Co. is developing in Martin, TN. The 3200 sq. ft. building is projected to open on May 1, 2018. We are happy to partner with MG Construction, the general contractor on this project. Reelfoot Bank is owned by Security Bank and Trust. Click to Download the pdf

  • Tacos 4 Life Joins Columns II

    September 28, 2017

    The expansion of the Columns II continues with a new tenant, Tacos 4 Life. This Mexican fast food chain has a mission to end childhood hunger around the world. For every food item sold, 22 cents will be donated to the organization Feed My Starving Children. “They’ve only built about six of these so far; they’re planning on developing 100 over the next five years,...

  • Quick-Serve Restaurants Continue Growth in Jackson

    February 15, 2017

    As restaurants like Station Burger continue to consider Jackson a viable option for a new franchise location, the reasoning becomes clear. Quick-serve restaurants have a place here. To learn more about the reasons why (and the future of a Station Burger location in Jackson), check out this article from The Jackson Sun.

  • Commercial Real Estate Trends

    January 11, 2017

    As we move into 2017, it's important to keep an eye on what experts predict will be major factors in commercial real estate during the coming months. Check out this article from Forbes to learn more: 5 Commercial Real Estate Trends to Watch in 2017.

  • Jack’s Celebrates Grand Opening on November 10th

    November 11, 2016

    Jack’s opened its first location in Jackson this morning at 5:00 a.m. The restaurant, located at 157 Parkstone Place, gave away made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuits and sausage to its first 100 customers. The grand opening celebration party, which lasted from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., provided one lucky winner with $1,000. Jackson Christian High School band performed, and the r...

  • Jet’s Pizza To Hold Ribbon Cutting Today

    October 18, 2016

    Jet's Pizza in Park Place West is holding a ribbon cutting today, October 18th, at 3 p.m. Come out and celebrate the opening of yet another great restaurant in the Park Place area. For more information on the ribbon cutting, read this article in The Jackson Sun.

  • Le Bonheur breaks ground in Jackson

    September 20, 2016

    Seizing shovels with red heart-shaped blades, four children and Le Bonheur CEO Meri Armour ceremoniously started the construction process Tuesday morning for the new Le Bonheur Children’s Outpatient Center at 1531 Vann Drive. Le Bonheur hopes that about a year from now, a completed facility will stand on that ground just in front of Gander Mountain in north Jackso...

  • Developer does not see Jackson on Publix radar

    September 03, 2016

    Gary Taylor still believes today what he said in October 2014. He says the Jackson area is primed for another supermarket, but when asked if he thought Publix or Trader Joe's might be a player, the owner, developer and manager of the Gary A. Taylor Investment Co. wasn’t optimistic about the possibilities. “The issue for Publix is distribution and advertising,&rdq...

  • Subway Opens Today in Park Place West

    August 26, 2016

    Subway in Park Place West opened today, August 26th, at 7 a.m. The new location has a lobby with seating for 32 people and a drive-thru. Jet's Pizza, which shares the same building, plans to open next week. Learn more from The Jackson Sun's article. Check it out for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

  • Boot Barn to Open in the Columns

    August 25, 2016

    Gary A. Taylor Investment Company is excited to announce a new tenant for the Columns. Boot Barn will be moving into an 8,000 square foot building located west of Solus Fitness on Vann Drive. The retailer, which has over 200 stores in 29 states, will provide quality western and work gear for area families. The company features more than 8,000 styles of boots, jeans, shirts, hats, ...

  • Jack’s to Open in December—Plus Other Exciting GAT News

    August 22, 2016

    GAT Investment Co. has numerous exciting projects in the works for the Park Place area. Construction on Jack's Family Restaurant is going strong, with plans for a December opening. Subway will open this week, with Jet's Pizza planning to start serving customers in October. Other ideas in the works for Park Place include a medical office component, banks and a hotel. T...

  • Jet’s Pizza Opening Soon in Park Place West

    August 09, 2016

     Two new restaurants have headed to the Park Place West area. Located at 9 Chloe Place, Subway will open its doors sometime in August. Jet's Pizza, which is in the same building, plans to begin serving customers in September. To learn more, check out The Jackson Sun's recent article and also take a look at this article that was written when Je...

  • Jack’s Restaurant To Open at Parkstone Place

    August 01, 2016

    Jack's Restaurant will soon be an addition to the Jackson fast-food market, having purchased 1.31 acres from Gary A. Taylor Investment Company. Menu items will include hamburgers, chicken tenders, and milkshakes, as well as a breakfast menu. Check out this article from The Jackson Sun to learn more.

  • Pizza Rev: Latest Restaurant to Call a GAT Property Home

    July 18, 2016

    PizzaRev opened its first franchise in Tennessee in the Columns last month. We are honored that owners Robby Stewart and Andres Bolivar chose a GAT property for the location. PizzaRev allows customers to select toppings for their personal-sized pizzas that are then quickly cooked in a 900-degree oven. Check out this article from to learn more. ...

  • Le Bonheur set to build on Vann Drive

    July 06, 2016

    Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital will begin construction on its new ambulatory clinic on Vann Drive in late summer or early fall. The facility will consist of 30,000 square feet, 20 examination rooms, and a variety of diagnostic services including lab, X-ray, untrasound, EKG, EEG, ECHO and pulmonary function testing. There will be dedicated space for families to connect with...

  • Best Western Plus to Build at Park Place

    June 24, 2016

    From The Jackson Sun Best Western Plus is poised to become the first hotel to locate in Park Place West and the second in the area (Holiday Inn Express is located in Park Place East, near the West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex). Bruce Patel, Fusion Hospitality in Tupelo, Mississippi, has purchased two acres from Gary A. Taylor Investment Co., and will build the ...

  • Developers offer their thoughts on 2016

    December 31, 2015

    Gary A. Taylor, of Gary A. Taylor Investment Co., said the outlook for retail and office development in the Jackson area remains on pace with the last three years. “Retailers are being more selective and cautious with the expansion of new stores in second-tier markets such as Jackson,” Taylor said. “It seems as though they are spending more time and effort evalu...

  • Gary Taylor updates Smith Farms, Vann Drive, Park Place

    October 05, 2015

    The Jackson Sun visited with Gary Taylor of Gary A. Taylor Investment Co., and asked about updates on Smith Farms, Vann Drive, and Park Place on Dr. F.E. Wright Drive. Question: A movie theater, supermarket, office complex and residential development are just a few of the projects envisioned to occupy space between Oil Well Road and Old Humboldt Road and surrounding areas of...

  • Starbucks opens second drive-thru location in Jackson

    September 17, 2015

    Story from The Jackson Sun Starbucks has opened at 8 Lanese Dockery Drive, which is directly behind BancorpSouth on Union University Drive. The store offers the second drive-thru in the city, and the fifth location in Jackson to sell Starbucks coffee. Kelly Brown is the store manager, and store hours are 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. each Sat...

  • Dollar Tree Coming to Huntingdon

    April 29, 2015

    This piece of property on Veterans Drive is the planned construction site for a Dollar Treee store in Huntingdon. The site is located right next to the new McDonalds location accross from Wal-Mart. According to Paul Taylor, director of engineering and construction with Gary A. Taylor Investment Co. of Jackson, ground work for the project will be starting this week with M.G. Constr...

  • Jackson Sun: Smith Farms Development to Feature Grocery, Theater, Retail

    March 12, 2015

      From The Jackson Sun The components are in place, and so are the signs, at Smith Farms that signal the next phase of commercial and retail development in North Jackson. A movie theater, supermarket, automobile dealership, office complex and residential development are just a few of the projects envisioned to occupy space between Oil Well Road and Old Humboldt Road an...

  • Goodwill Industries announces move to Vann Drive

    February 23, 2015

    Story from The Jackson Sun Goodwill Industries becomes the newest kid on the block in North Jackson, when the non-profit organization moves into a 25,525 square-foot facility between Robinson Toyota and Gander Mountain on Vann Drive in late 2015. “This new Goodwill store and Donations Express Center in the Columns II at Vann Drive will replace the store and donations site ...

  • Developers’ plans are signs of a bright future

    October 21, 2014

    Story from The Jackson Sun It seems the Great Recession is giving way to Great Plans here in Jackson. Developers have plans for North Jackson that include a new grocery store, office complexes, eateries and even a movie theater. New business construction plans are a sign Jackson may finally be breaking free of the economic downturn. Builders and developers say some projects are ...

  • VIDEO: Gary Taylor of Gary A. Taylor Investment Co. discusses Smith Farms

    October 17, 2014

    Gary Taylor shares plans for Smith Farms, a new, 55-acre commercial development at Old Humboldt Road and the 45 Bypass in Jackson, TN.  View the view at The Jackson Sun.

  • Newest restaurant in Columns an old favorite

    October 15, 2014

    Story from The Jackson Sun Something old leaves Stonebridge Boulevard for Vann Drive while a few new businesses are added to the roster at Park Place East and West. Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches picks up 300 square feet when it moves next door to Buffalo Wild Wings in The Columns from its 10 Stonebridge Blvd. location. “I’m not sure when we will open, but it should...

  • Sandstone Village Certified a Select Tennessee Plus Site

    December 06, 2013

    The Gary A. Taylor Investment Company (GAT) is pleased to announce the certification of Sandstone Village as a Select Tennessee Certified Site. The Select Tennessee Certified Sites program is a project by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, with the goal of helping communities across the state prepare available sites for investment and expansion.  ...

  • GAT Develops First LEED Silver Certified building with Solar Power in Jackson

    February 28, 2013

    Jackson, Tenn. February 28, 2013 — Gary A. Taylor Investment Company (GAT) announced today that the office building at 257 BancorpSouth Parkway in Jackson has been awarded LEED Silver certification. This is the first building in Jackson to be awarded Silver certification. GAT developed the 41,000 square foot building in the Park Place East development on I-40, whic...

  • Gary Taylor Investment Company Attracts Three New Fitness Centers

    January 22, 2013

    Jackson, Tenn. January 22, 2013 — Much of the recent growth in Jackson has been fueled by the expansion of the medical community and the city’s colleges and universities. As a city that has an increasing focus on health and fitness, Jackson is attracting businesses that sustain these rising population groups. Gary A. Taylor Investment Company (GAT) has r...