Hickory Hollow Mall moves forward with redevelopment plans
June 1, 2012 04:47 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A portion of Hickory Hollow Mall in Antioch will soon close temporarily in an effort to move forward with redevelopment plans.
In a statement sent to Nashville's News 2, Katie Reinsmidt, spokesperson for CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., the mall's owner, said around a dozen retailers will continue to operate after the July 1 deadline.
It was not immediately clear how many retailers would be forced to close.
Reinsmidt said the redevelopment of the former Dillard's and JC Penney stores is nearly complete and mall officials are working closely with local officials to explore options that would reinvent Hickory Hollow to best serve the needs of residents.
She said Nashville city leaders have been instrumental in securing new uses for the mall, including a community center, soccer fields and green space that benefit the community.
In addition, the new satellite location for Nashville State Community College at the mall is nearly complete and classes are scheduled to begin in the fall.
Earlier this year, the mall's two final anchor stores, Sear's and Macy's, closed their doors, leaving the once thriving mall mostly vacant.