Greenspoint Mall, the long awaited update. 2017 was a very tough year for the mall. The last 2 large retail anchors closed. Macy's pulled out in March, and Dillard's in December. 2018 saw the loss of the last junior anchor Palais Royal. The interior of the mall still has a decent amount of stores mostly in the center of the mall. All of the corridors leading to former anchors are mostly empty or blocked off.
Owners of different pieces of the mall property cannot come to an agreement on what to do with the property so it sits in limbo. The owners of the Macy's want the building to become a storage facility and a truck stop built in front of the store along the highway. The owners of the Dillard's want to turn the building into a restaurant distribution business. The other owners have different plans for the property and don't want the truck stop or other developments. The future of the mall will not be retail, but for now the mall continues to operate.
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Montgomery Ward was demolished in 2017 while the Macy's was in the process of closing.
Here is the building in the process of being torn apart. The first set of images were taken in March 2017.
Here is the view from the inside of the mall where the entrance to the above Montgomery Ward was located. This part of the corridor was blocked off right where I was standing. It has since been reopened.
More from the Montgomery Ward corridor.
Using the former cinema poster frames to advertise the newer cinema.
The Macy's wing as it stood prior to the store closing in March 2017. This corridor has now been walled off with a window to peek inside.
The store on the right, moved to another location within the mall. The rest of the stores located in this wing may have closed.
Cinema corridor, former JCPenney.
The center fountain, still in use as of December 2018.
Former Mervyn's entrance. The Fitness Connection only has exterior access.
Store fronts near the former Mervyn's. This one was a Circus World toy store.
The Dillard's corridor. Surprisingly many of the closed off stores have been walled off in this part of the mall after these photos were taken.
GNC, still there as of December 2018.
Inside of one of the closed stores.
Roof damage, it is even worse in 2018.
Dillard's closed early while the store was still in business.
The former Sears corridor. Most of the corridor is walled off.
Food court was a little more lively, but not nearly as good as it was 10 years ago.
The second entrance to the former Mervyn's, located across from the food court.
A former Babbage's store.
More of the food court.
This corridor and the corridor towards Macy's are the busiest parts of the mall with few vacancies. That still continues to be the case in 2018.
The playground was closed and this area is now walled off. Hard to get families to shop at a mall without anything for the kids to do.
The mall was about to close for the night at this point.
This store closed in 2018. This was the last large retail store left at the mall.
More views of the Montgomery Ward.
Sears still had the lights on their property. That is no longer the case.
The cinema which sits on the lot where the JCPenney once stood.
Early 2018 visit. Dillard's closed in December 2017.
The inside of the former Dillard's.
This former FYE store was being used for a temporary office. It was cool that the neon is still working.
More of the former Dillard's corridor.
Former Montgomery Ward entrance.
The walled of former Macy's corridor.
A peek inside of the open door.
The Macy's after less than a year of being closed was already looking terrible.
Gotta love the Foley's labelscar though.
Graffiti and broken windows.
The patch of land where the Montgomery Ward once stood.
The Montgomery Ward auto center. The building is in use once again as of December 2018.
The new cinema stands out against the old mall.
Sad when you have to advertise that the mall is open.
The Fitness Connection seems to do well. Lots of cars on every visit to the mall that I have made.
Former Dillard's/ Joske's.
Former Sears Auto Center, check out the red trim around the building. The mall entrance had a similar trim.
Sears at night with the skyscraper background.
December 2018, Christmas shopping season in full force.
Lots of ceiling damage.
I wonder when the last time this room was used.
They made sure the mall was well decorated for Christmas.
Food court is down to 3 restaurants.
Friday night and light foot traffic through the mall.
Fountain still going strong.
Wards wing, unblocked for full access. Only 2 stores left in this whole wing.
More ceiling damage.
Ward labelscar still visible.
The former Macy's and Cinema court still has a decent amount of stores despite the Macy's corridor now being blocked off.
A look inside of the now blocked off corridor through the window at the entry doors.
A view inside of the now closed Palais Royal store. This was the last retail junior anchor left at the mall.
More views of the food court.
The former Dillard's wing. 5 stores left and the military recruiting center.
Inside of the former Dillard's that closed about a year prior to this trip.
More ceiling damage is visible in this wing.
This view of the military recruiting areas makes the mall almost look full.
The former Sears and the background skyscrapers with Christmas colors.
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