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#101943 Shock: Radio Shack may leave FW!!!!

Posted by bgh01 on 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.

#91133 Ridgmar Mall

Posted by bgh01 on 16 April 2015 - 07:49 AM

That is interesting about the remodel. It could breathe new life into the place, or it could be the final nail in the coffin. Back in my youth (in the mid-1980s), my family would go to Abilene to shop. There were two malls at that time, and the Westgate Mall decided to remodel. In the process, most of the stores moved to the other mall, and even after the remodel was finished, they just never came back. The Westgate struggled for maybe another decade, before it was finally torn down and a strip mall was built in its place. It is certainly feasible that the same situation could happen here if a significant number of the stores decide to head over to Hulen or other areas. And looking at all of the empty strip malls around and behind Ridgmar and what a dead area it has become, I don't know that a remodel is really going to make much difference.