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bgh01

Member Since 13 Jan 2014
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In Topic: Shock: Radio Shack may leave FW!!!!

28 March 2017 - 02:51 PM

 

 

 

If RadioShack does close its corporate headquarters then Tarrant County College would probably just take over the rest of the complex.


Which could mean that whatever is in the May Owen Center can pack up and move in... which would quickly open up that space for the Omni.
Won't happen. TCC supposedly has a critical shortage of space (at least that is what it tells the employees).

...huh?

 

Back in 2014, the district moved about 150 employees from Trinity River up to Alliance Airport due to what they called "a critical shortage of space". So bclaridge is correct that TCC will probably just take over the campus.

 

However, I doubt they will leave the MOC. At the April 16, 2015 board meeting they authorized the chancellor to develop a "request for interest, use, development, or lease" for the MOC (the video is still available on the TCC website in the board meeting archives - it was one of the items mentioned after they came out of closed session). It was never publicly mentioned again, so I assume nothing ever came of it. If they wanted to get rid of the MOC, they probably would have by now.


In Topic: Shock: Radio Shack may leave FW!!!!

28 March 2017 - 02:33 PM

I didn't realize the lease expires next year. Probably convenient timing... RS still has the two westernmost "towers", which is a decent chunk of space. Even if the May Owen center remains, more classrooms in the building do seem like a good thing for a lot of students/faculty.

Radio Shack only has one of the towers now. They cleared out of the other after the last bankruptcy. Since that time, the building has been under construction for offices and classrooms.


In Topic: Shock: Radio Shack may leave FW!!!!

28 March 2017 - 07:14 AM

 

If RadioShack does close its corporate headquarters then Tarrant County College would probably just take over the rest of the complex.


Which could mean that whatever is in the May Owen Center can pack up and move in... which would quickly open up that space for the Omni.

 

Won't happen. TCC supposedly has a critical shortage of space (at least that is what it tells the employees).


In Topic: Ridgmar Mall

10 May 2016 - 09:21 AM

I was walking around Ridgmar last weekend, and it is looking worse than ever. The only business that seems to be doing reasonably well is the movie theater.  Macy's is gone, and to the best of my knowledge, Neiman's is still going. While articles from earlier this year claim that Dillard's is becoming a clearance store, it looked as though they were in the middle of a going out of business sale. The bottom floor is closed off, and the top floor was pretty sparse. Signs all over declaring that "All sales are final". Sears had large open spaces all over the store combined with lots of sales. Penneys had large clearance sections, and an entire section was roped off near the escalator with nothing in it and no visible reasons why.

Many of the escalators throughout the mall were turned off and customers were noticing; I overheard a girl saying "Why aren't any of the freaking stairs working?"

I wonder how long it will continue....