The public has been invited to a July 20 groundbreaking at Main Street Oak Ridge, the project to redevelop the former Oak Ridge Mall.
The groundbreaking is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.
“City leaders, planners, local business representatives, and members of the community will gather for a ceremonious kickoff to demolition,” a media advisory said.
RealtyLink, the Greenville, South Carolina, developer, bought the 58-acre site on June 30. Since then, construction crews have been preparing the property for demolition so they can begin a multi-million dollar renovation.
The building once known as the Oak Ridge Mall will be torn down between anchor stores JCPenney and Belk. The area will then be turned into a 600,000 square foot mixed-use retail project known as Main Street Oak Ridge, the media advisory said.
Several new businesses have already been confirmed to join Belk, JCPenney, and Cinemark Tinseltown at Main Street Oak Ridge. They include Dick’s Sporting Goods, Electronic Express, Maurice’s, PetSmart, Rack Room Shoes, Rue 21, T.J. Maxx, and Ulta. Some of those stores are expected to open as soon as spring of 2017.
The July 20 event will serve as the official groundbreaking for the project.
See previous Main Street Oak Ridge stories here.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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