Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Sad, Doomed Bellevue Mall

When I moved to Bellevue, which is on the west side of Nashville, in 2002, the Bellevue Center Mall was thriving. I'm not sure whether there is community agreement as to what slowly killed the mall, but I'm sure that other shopping opportunities in Cool Springs and in Green Hills had a lot to do with it. Now the only remaining business operating there is Sears. A new development company is looking at the site, but its representative told a Bellevue meeting that it is unlikely that the mall will be reopened because costs associated with strip malls are lower. It will be interesting to see if anything comes out of this new outfit.