(WBIR-Knoxville) East Tennesssee's first Anthropologie store will open Friday at 10:00 am.
The national retail chain will open at its new location on Kingston Pike in Bearden.
The store sells furniture, women's clothing, and accessories.
It's arrival sparked controversy over what to do with Ben Atchley Street. The building's owner asked the city to close the street to add parking options for the store and future developments.
Other area business owners opposed the idea. The city council later decided to close the street.