The original design of the mall was a single-level with anchor stores (Gayfers and Montgomery Ward) on each end of the primary corridor. A food court was added along with a 3rd anchor store, Parisian in 1985. An addition to the mall was completed in November 1994 when J.C. Penney relocated to the mall from its previous Columbus Square Mall location. An oddity of this expansion was that to reach the addition from the existing mall, one must walk through Dillard's (formerly Gayfer's). Montgomery Ward closed in late 2000 when the company filed for bankruptcy. Rich's opened in 2002 replacing Montgomery Ward. The named changed to Macy's in 2005. Parisian closed in 2006 following the company merger with Belk. It was announced in 2007 that the former Parisian location would be converted into a Belk, which was scheduled to open in late 2007; however the plans for a Belk location was scrapped in late 2006 due to financial problems.