Pottery Barn will open its first Lexington store at The Summit at Fritz Farm, now under construction at Nicholasville Road and Man o' War Boulevard.
Pottery Barn sells upscale home furnishings and home décor. The chain also has stores at The Summit Birmingham in Alabama and The Summit Reno-Lake Tahoe in Nevada, all of which are developments of Birmingham-based Bayer Properties, which is developing the Lexington project.
"We've had the pleasure of working with Pottery Barn in a number of locations," said David Silverstein, a principal at Bayer Properties. "I think the public will respond well."
Also coming to the shopping center, scheduled to open in fall 2016, is a 125-seat restaurant owned by Midway-based chef Ouita Michel, Silverstein said. Athenian Grill, owned locally by Ilias Pappas, also will have a restaurant there, and so will Babalu, a Mississippi-based tapas eatery.
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Michel, whose Bluegrass-area restaurants include Holly Hill Inn, Windy Corner and Wallace Station, said her restaurant at The Summit does not have a name yet but does have a concept: local food, local agricultural ingredients and local recipes, with a background of Kentucky pottery, art and music.
The restaurant will have a full restaurant and bar, and pie and bakery cases. Michel also said it will have corn bread, Weisenberger Mill hushpuppies, catfish and local greens.
"It won't be fine dining, but we'll call it nice dining," Michel said.
Arhaus, an upscale furniture company that has a store at Hamburg, will open a second store at The Summit. Kendra Scott Jewelry, which has 35 locations nationwide that are open or soon to open, will have a store at The Summit.
Whole Foods, the organic grocery store chain, earlier announced that it was moving to The Summit from its current site at The Mall at Lexington Green.
Silverstein said other store announcements would be coming soon.
The Summit will include retail, restaurants and some residential units, Silverstein said. Its emphasis on architecture, and its mix of retail and residential, will complement the renaissance in those segments in downtown Lexington, he said.
Other tenants previously signed for the Summit include:
■ Brooks Brothers, classic American apparel.
■ J. McLaughlin, classic women's and men's sportswear and accessories.
■ Orvis, a country lifestyle clothier.
■ Lily Rain, a clothing and lifestyle store with jewelry, accessories and brands including Kate Spade gifts and Jonathan Adler home accessories.
■ Lorus Boutique, a "boho chic" store.
■ Anthony Vincé Nail Salon.
■ Water + Oak, hiking, backpacking and climbing gear.
■ Steel City Pops, a gourmet frozen-treat store.
■ Texas de Brazil, an upscale Brazilian steakhouse.
■ Ted's Montana Grill, which also has a restaurant in Hamburg.