Back when I lived in the Triad area I really enjoyed going to the malls. I lived in Greensboro. The enclosed mall there is the massive three story Four Seasons. The mall in Winston Salem, Hanes Mall was and is still the healthiest of the three enclosed malls in the area. But still, I probably enjoyed going to Oak Hollow Mall in High Point a smidge more than the other two. For one thing, there was a Steve and Barry’s University Sportswear there at that time. For another thing, it was a lot slower paced and much less foot traffic than the other two. I enjoyed that and I enjoyed this mall back then.
Flash Forward eight years later, and this mall is nothing more than a shell of it’s former self.
The mall’s roots can be traced back to August 9, 1995 when the mall held its grand opening. When the mall opened it was the third largest mall in the Triad area behind Four Seasons and Hanes Mall, clocking in at more than 1.2 million square feet. For local readers to give you a little comparison that is larger than Fayette Mall in Lexington and West Town Mall in Knoxville!
As with the other malls that I have covered in North Carolina, I am not going to go into too much detail narrating the past of this mall, as I feel the guys over at Sky City have done an excellent job of doing that. If you would like more information about this malls history you can find their article about this mall by clicking HERE. Also you can find a fantastically informative video shot by a friend of mine from the area by clicking HERE
Before I dive into more pictures I will list a few points of interest about this mall and basic facts
- Opened August 9, 1995
- 1,262,440 square feet of retail floor space
- Originally anchored by Dillards, Sears, JC Penney and Belk
- Junior anchors were Regal Cinemas and Goodys / Steve and Barry’s University Sportswear
- Steve and Barry’s Closed in 2009
- JC Penney closed in June 2011
- Regal Cinemas closed in 2012
- Sears closed in April 2012
- Belk closed in 2014 when the new store at the Palladium opened.
- Today, the only national chain stores that remain in operation at Oak Hollow are Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works and Dillard’s Clearance Center (1 level)
Sears was at Oak Hollow Mall until 2012.
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As you can tell from the glass, this space has also been vacant since the original anchor closed up shop.
Sears still has a bit of a presence at the mall, as they have some sort of call center located in the former space occupied by Goody’s / Steve and Barry’s
The Dillard’s IS still in operation but is greatly scaled back. Back before the mass exodus from Oak Hollow, Dillard’s closed their second level of the store and demoted the High Point location to a Clearance Center.
The remainder of the pictures are various inline stores that are vacant. Enjoy and thanks for reading!
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PS: The elevator still works.