- Oak Ridge City Center
Oak Ridge City Center Location Oak Ridge , USA Opening date 1955 outdoor format, late 80's enclosed Management Oak Ridge City Center, LLC No. of anchor tenants 4 No. of floors 1 Website www.oakridgecitycenter.com
The site currently occupied by Oak Ridge City Center was selected by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to establish a permanent shopping center in the years following World War II. In 1951 the AEC selected a company headed by Guilford Glazer to build the new shopping center. A shortage of steel resulting from the Korean War delayed construction, but the Downtown Shopping Center opened in 1955. This shopping area was considered a replacement for the former "townsite" area around Jackson Square.
In the late 1980s Crown American purchased the property and converted it to an indoor mall by enclosing the walkways around the stores and significantly expanding the floor area.
- Belk (originally Miller's Department Store, later Hess's, then Proffitt's.)
- Sears, Roebuck & Company
- JC Penney
- Goody's Family Clothing (store closed in 2009 due to corporate bankruptcy)
- Proffitt's (occupied a now-vacant anchor space in corner of the ell; moved in the mid-1990s to former Hess's building now occupied by Belk)
- ^ The Oak Ridger, August 3, 1987
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