By: Lanetra Bennett
July 17, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - It's sold. The Tallahassee Mall now has a new owner. The property was sold Wednesday.
Store closing signs and empty spaces make up much of the Tallahassee Mall.
The building has been sold, and many store tenants were given weeks notice that they had to leave.
But, city officials say Blackwater Resources, LLC's demolition plan is for only a portion of the mall.
Mike Memom's business, Watch Plus, is located toward the movie theater. He was told he can stay. He says, "Some people they wanted to stay, but, they don't have a room for them, and that is very sad. They had been here a long time. They want to stay, but, they are not accommodating them."
City officials say the developer's plans for remodeling are in the very early stages, but seem to include outdoor shopping areas, restaurants, and an amphitheater.
Tallahassee resident Arthur Branch says, "That's good news. From my understanding, it was closing; that they were going to tear it down and build something else here. But, to remodel the mall, that'll be great for this area."
The mall was opened in 1971.
Some stores will remain throughout the changes, such as AMC Theaters and Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
Specific details about the sale have not been released. The company is out of Birmingham, Alabama.
The mall is still open. A timeline for remodeling has not been set.
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