Here is my idea/ opinion on what could be done with the remaining mall stores. The retail options should be consolidated into one wing preferably in the former Macy's corridor. Both sides of that corridor have entrances on the second floor which is where the food court is located. The rest of the mall should be used for the college. The former Macy's could partially be used for a discount department store such as Burlington and that would keep the retail component of the mall with constant customer traffic. A small renovation of the remaining mall should also help to bring more people to the mall.
Here is the former Dillard's Men's store/ clearance center that closed in 2011.
The former JCPenney is slated for renovation and redevelopment in 2014. The JCPenney store closed in 2006.
Dillard's Woman's store closed in 2011. The space is under renovation for part of the Austin Community College redevelopment.
Here are some views of the former Dillard's Woman's store corridor of the mall. Several stores have left the second level, but some stores have opened on the first level.
Here are some views from the former Macy's corridor. Many stores have left this section of the mall since 2011.
The fountains in the mall are still operating as normal despite no stores in this section of the mall.
Here are some views from the former JCPenney corridor. The Kids Foot Locker on the first level is the only Foot Locker left in the mall. The mall had Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, and Kids Foot Locker just a few years ago. Champs Sports is still tucked away in the bottom corner near the former JCPenney.
Gamestop is gone, but GNC remains.
The food court and center court area of the mall. Some new restaurants have opened in the past few years to replace ones that left.