The Cumberland Regional Mall is located in the town of Williamsburg in Whitley County, Kentucky along US 25W. This was another big mystery to me. Ive noticed this mall for years. There is literally no information or pictures available online about this mall or its history.
The mall was originally opened in 1977 and anchored by TG&Y and Food World.
This building was originally TG&Y, later McCroy’s, until that chain closed. Walmart opened here in 1987. Im thinking thats about the time that this mall changed its name to Cumberland Regional. The Walmart remained until March of 1999.
Today the mall is basically comprised of a couple of restaurants, a parole office, a pawn shop, an indoor bouncy house and a nail salon. There was a theater here until around 2010 called Movies Five.
The Mall was laid out with two anchors on each end and 2 corridor entrances. This is the mall entrance nearest to the Food World.
One of the few businesses open in the mall was this pawn shop and the Mexican Restaurant next door.
At least they still decorate for Christmas….even if the Santa is a tad creepy.
This is a church now. Im thinking something like Shoe Show or possibly even Cato would have filled this space in the past.
This tree was placed in the corridor nearest to the TG&Y / Walmart
Another one of the few traditional mall businesses, a nail salon.
The GOLD of the entire exploration, the walled up mall entrance from the former Walmart! Walmart closed here in 1999 when they opened up a super center near I 75.
Im pretty sure this fancy fountain is not original.
This is the rear of the mall.
The entrance from the rear side nearest to the former Food World.
The mall does have a more recent claim to fame. It even made the Huffington Post when a Chinese Restaurant at the mall was caught using road kill for their entrees. Yummy. That article can be found by clicking HERE
As always, if you have any more information about this mall please feel free to contact me or comment. Special thanks to my friend Bobby Peacock for helping me piece together the history of this mall!