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Oak Ridge City Center (Mall) — is this progress?

For a long time, there have been hints that the long-awaited redevelopment of the Oak Ridge City Center (Mall) might begin soon.

The latest hint comes from the Oak Ridge Fire Department, which has announced:

“Starting MONDAY, JUNE 16, the OR MALL common areas will be closed to the public. Exterior doors will be locked and exits from the anchor stores will not be used, with one exception. Goody’s has to keep their mall exit as an emergency exit only temporarily. IF customers have to use the mall exit during an emergency, they will exit into a roped off area that will lead them to the exit corridor between Penney’s and Goody’s. This situation is temporary – a new exit corridor is being constructed directly from Goody’s to the existing corridor. The mall office area, security area, and anchor stores (JC Penney, Goody’s, Sears, Belks) will be the only areas open to the public….

…The demolition of the mall areas is being planned right now….”



  1. Trina says:

    You’ve been tagged for a 7 question meme; view my answers and the rules here: http://protectoakridgekids.blogspot.com/2008/06/random-seven-meme.html

  2. Steve says:

    Wondering… have you heard any more news? Sure would like to see something done with this space.


  3. Ellen Smith says:

    No new news on the mall site redevelopment, unfortunately…

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