With job listings now posted on their website, I can now confirm that clothing retailer H&M is planning to open a 20,600 sq. ft. store at Bridge Street, just north of the bridge next to Chicos and under Pinz, the entertainment center formerly known as The Zone. This will be the Swedish company's first store in the Southeast outside Atlanta, North Carolina and Florida. It is expected to open this summer.
H&M, famous for selling trendy men's and women's clothing at low prices, has been expanding across Europe since the 1960s, but the first American store opened in New York City in 2000. Since then, the clothier has been expanding along the East and West Coasts, and is now opening stores in the country's interior.