Monday, October 4, 2010
University Mall Nacogdoches Texas
University Mall appears to be a mall straight out of the 1980's. This mall is very close to Stephen F. Austin University and serves a population of around 30,000. This mall is located east of town with no nearby freeway access. The mall is very small with space for around 30 total inline stores and three anchors. Lufkin Mall 20 miles to the south competes with this mall, but Lufkin Mall is larger with four anchors and a nine screen cinema. I have visited University Mall a few times over the past two decades. In the mid 1990's the mall was dying and the anchor where Belk currently operates was vacant. In the early to mid 2000's the mall added Belk and Burke's Outlet, and the mall was nearly full. Now the mall appears to be declining with the loss of Bealls, Foot Locker, Radio Shack, and several other in-line stores. There is no information about this small mall online; if anyone has any info drop me a comment.
The center entrance with the Bealls labelscar; they should put a mall logo over this entrance.
The JCPenney wing of the mall
Burke's Outlet junior anchor
Radio Shack not here anymore
Foot Locker gone
Center court from the front of the closed Bealls anchor.
Former entrance to Bealls
This is the Belk wing of the mall.