American Girl Doll store in the CoolSprings Galleria will hold its grand opening on Saturday, May 30th, 2015. They are anticipating over 6,000 customers to visit the store over the weekend. The 9,000 square-foot retail site features the popular American Girl dolls, books, and accessories, along with a casual Bistro and girl-friendly experiences like the signature Doll Hair Salon. We stopped by yesterday to take a first look at the store–it is stocked and ready for the Grand Opening!  While the CoolSprings Galleria store is smaller than the Atlanta or Chicago store, it still has a sampling of what a larger store would offer.

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In addition, during the Grand Opening weekend celebration, girls will receive a free gift and can enter to win a Grace doll and paperback book and Grace’s Welcome Gifts. Other festivities include a free craft activity, and live entertainment.

Here is what you need to know for Saturday morning.

You will need a ticket to enter the store on Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday, ticket distribution will begin at 7 am at the American Cookie Store in the food court. Doors open at 9 am with the store closing at 9pm that evening.

On Sunday, May 31st, ticket distribution will begin at 8 am with the store opening at 10 am  and closing at 7pm. On both days there will be entertainment and  activities.

American Girl Doll website for the Nashville store will list the upcoming events which will include a showing of the new movie about the doll of the year, Grace, launching in June.

If you really don’t like standing in lines, then we have a true insider tip–you can visit the store on Friday.  It will be open from 10 am -9pm for a soft opening.  You may purchase items, however, the Bistro will not be open until Saturday. Make your reservations for the Bistro now as currently it is booked every weekend until the end of September (but you can still enjoy it during the week.)

Be sure to check back on our website to find out the winner of our American Girl Doll Giveaway. Happy Shopping!

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