01 Sep 2009

100 OAKS MALL

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Named for the 100 Oaks Thompson Mansion that it replaced, Nashville’s first fully-enclosed shopping center occupied 51.7 acres, 3 miles south of the Volunteer State Capitol.

Encompassing 850,000 leasable square feet, 100 OAKS MALL was developed by Memphis-based Belz Enterprises, The dual-level shopping hub, which opened for business in late 1968, was basically a strip shopping complex of exterior-entranced stores with an enclosed mall on its upper floor. The original anchors were a 2-level (112,300 square foot) J.C. Penney, 1-level (122,500 square foot) Woolco and 2-level (64,800 square foot) Nashville-based Harvey’s. click here for article.

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