Friday night, We was in the mood for something different to eat since it has been quite awhile since I have been in High Point we chose to go there.
It has been over 15 years since I have to HP back when High Point University was called High Point College.
I figure there must be a restaurant around High Point Mall.
My memory was this mall off Westchester it wasnt much of a mall in late 80's and 90's and I knew it was beside Westchester Commons as I use to have a friend that work in a TCBY that use to be there in late 80's.
I was puzzle by this mega church standing where this rink a dink mall useto be.
We decided to drive down 68 onto Eastchester and came across Oak Hollow Mall and there was only a handful of cars in the front at 7pm on a Friday night. I thought was weird maybe the place is closed.
I was hungry and wanted to eat before we check it out.
We ate at Liberty restaurant and this was a cool big restaurant with cool decor, the carpet could use some cleaning but the waitress was attentive and watching the other waiters and staff move looks like they take care of their customers.
Im done rambling to the thread topic.
We went back to Oak Hollow mall this was my first time in there. nice flooring, cool elevator 2 floors and big but most of stores was vacant, even the food court only had 2 restaurants serving food and the rest rooms where clean.
It had a theater it was tempting to get tickets as I felt we would have theater to ourselves
We walk around look like a clothing store took over what may have been a Disney Store -I Could tell by the entrance way and star carpet.
We walk over by Spencer's gifts and it look small and bare amd had these final discounts on all merchandise and I over heard they was leaving in 60 days.
Walk by Dillards and the doors was shut and read the sign they closed at 7 on Fri night, peek in look like the clothes rack where arrange way stores do it for clearance.
We walk into Sears and I heard on news they was closing as it company wide so I wasnt to surprise to see there merchandise on clearance.
I did talk to an associate they will start having liquidation sales starting in February and in May liquidation sale on store fixtures.
Are the rest of the stores abandoning it too?
I got home and did research and find the mall I went to was Westchester Mall and it was not much of a mall and I was reading Oak Hollow has been struggling since it open in '96 but why?
I thought maybe because its not by a interstate but Hanes Mall was before the New I40 and it was doing ok. I seen that High Point university owns the property do they have plans
Once I got past my 20's, I rarely go to malls except to kill time and look around are malls disappearing or has High Point try to make itself something by having a mall when it was clear with Westchester mall the city can not support a mall.