LifeWay Christian Resources will open a new store in downtown Nashville next week at its new corporate headquarters in the North Gulch.
A grand opening celebration will run Nov. 13-18 at the store, which will have books, Bibles, reference tools, Christian music and movies, children’s items, church supplies and more. There also will be free Wi-Fi, seating for Bible studies and other meetings, and a kids’ play area. Free garage parking will be available.
The former downtown LifeWay store at 10th Avenue and Broadway, open since 1960, closed in January 2016 after LifeWay sold the property in anticipation of its move.
“We are glad to once again serve the downtown Nashville area with a place where individuals, families and churches can find biblical solutions as they seek to know and serve God,” LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer said in a news release.
The days-long grand opening will include special offers, giveaways, activities for families and refreshments. People who live or work downtown can receive a discount of 40 percent off one regularly priced item through Nov. 25.
The 4,429-square-foot store is located at One LifeWay Plaza in the Capitol View development along 11th Avenue North. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The store will be closed Sundays to give employees time for worship, family and rest.
The new downtown store will be the fifth in the region. The other LifeWay stores are in Franklin, Hendersonville, Mt. Juliet and Murfreesboro.
LifeWay Christian Stores have been in operation for more than 90 years. It is the largest Christian bookstore chain in the U.S. with more than 170 stores nationwide serving Southern Baptists and the wider evangelical market. LifeWay Christian Resources also runs a well-known research organization called LifeWay Research and supports ministry development.