Eight new stores at Main Street Oak Ridge could be ready by late spring or summer, a development executive said Tuesday.
Rex Rice, project manager for RealtyLink, the development company, said the Dick’s Sporting Goods and T.J. Maxx stores should be ready for those retailers by late spring or summer, and six other storesâ€”Electronic Express, Maurice’s, PetSmart, Rack Room Shoes, Rue 21, and Ultaâ€”should be ready by summer.
Rice gave a brief project update during a Tuesday morning Rise and Shine event sponsored by theÂ Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at TNBank.
As expected, the demolition of the former Oak Ridge Mall was complete in about three months. Only Belk and JCPenney remain, and both are open.
“We tore down everything between them,” Rice said. That included the former Goody’s Family Clothing and Sears department stores.
Demolition cost about $1 million, Rice said. [Read more…]