Oak Hollow Mall

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Oak Hollow Mall
Location High Point, NC
Coordinates 35°59′27″N 80°00′23″W / 35.990707°N 80.006411°W / 35.990707; -80.006411
Address 921 Eastchester Drive
Opening date August 9, 1995
Management CBL & Associates Properties
Owner High Point University
No. of stores and services 80+
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,262,440 square feet (117,285 m2)[1]
No. of floors 2
Parking 4,016 Spaces
Website www.oakhollowmall.com

Oak Hollow Mall is a regional shopping mall located in High Point, North Carolina. It is located at the intersection of Eastchester Drive and East Hartley Drive.[2]

History[edit]

At nearly 1.3 million square feet, Oak Hollow is the second largest mall in Guilford County and the third largest mall in the Triad after Winston-Salem's Hanes Mall.[3] When Oak Hollow Mall opened it effectively led to the demise of Westchester Mall. Westchester Mall, opened in 1970, was located on High Point's west side off Westchester Drive just south of Phillips Avenue. After its closure, Westchester Mall was converted into a church and office complex.

In recent years, Oak Hollow Mall has seen a decline as many of its interior stores have shuttered, as have some of the anchors. The Dillard's anchor has closed one of its two levels and turned the remaining open area into an outlet for the chain. Another anchor, J.C. Penney, closed on June 1, 2011 as it was unable to meet the company's new profitability threshold.[4] The mall is losing much of its traffic to retail centers in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, and facing challenges from the economic downturn. Steve & Barry's, which was originally Goody's Family Clothing, went out of business, it gained a Sears call center in its place.[5]

On February 24, 2011, CBL & Associates announced the sale of Oak Hollow Mall to High Point University for $9 million, however CBL continues to manage the mall. The university has stated that the mall is to remain open as a retail complex for now. [6]

On December 27, 2011, Sears Holdings Corporation announced that Sears in Oak Hollow Mall would close sometime in 2012. Liquidation sales began in February 2012, with the final closure occurring in the last weekend of April.

Belk will eventually leave Oak Hollow in 2014 for a newer store at the Palladium shopping complex, located five miles away.[7]

Major stores[edit]


Outparcels

Former Stores[edit]

  • Goody's - now Sears Call Center
  • J. C. Penney - 86,240 square feet (8,012 m2) (closed July 2011)
  • Sears - 126,000 square feet (11,700 m2) (closed April 2012)
  • Regal Cinemas - 22,680 square feet (2,107 m2)
  • Belk- 142,000 closed in 2014

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