Highland Mall is losing the last of the four anchors on May 22nd when the Dillards clearance center shuts down for good. Highland Mall may be nearing the end of its life as a retail center, and many stores have left since our last visit a year ago. The mall still has a few chain stores such as The Finish Line, Hot Topic, Victorias Secret, Gamestop, and Radio Shack but without a department store anchor the mall is in big trouble. Austin Community College has purchased two former department store sites at the mall, so will the development become retail/ school/ housing under one roof? At this point Highland Mall still soldiers on. Leave your comments on some redevelopment ideas.
The truck is waiting to take away the remains of the Dillard's clearance center.
Here is a collection of shots taken on May 21 from the Dillards that will close on May 22. There was a security guard nearby protecting the racks of $4.99 size XL mens clothes that were left so I was unable to get good quality photos in the store.
The mall entrance in between the two former Dillards stores. This is one of the three mall entrances that will be left when the Dillards clearance store closes today. The other two entrances are in the former Macy's wing on the second floor.
The former Dillards womens store has not been covered up and you can see inside just like the Macy's below.
The four story former Dillards womens store looms over the south part of the mall.
The former JCPenney has seen better days.
From the outside of the former Macy's/ Foley's; a Foley's labelscar.
Macy's closed in March of 2011; the windows have not been covered up and you can see right into the store.
Some shots from inside of the mall; we start with the former JCPenney wing.