Why is everything closing in Oak Holl...

Why is everything closing in Oak Hollow Mall?

Created by Hopeless in High Point on Feb 17, 2008

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People have no money.

People go elsewhere.

The mall is for young people.

Thugs have no money.

All is left is old women.

The selection is bad.

Not upscale.

Stupid sales clerks.

Bad management.

High Point is poor.

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Jomama

Greensboro, NC

#1 Feb 17, 2008
Oak Hollow Mall Management is the main reason. I wish they could put ice cubes through the spigots in the restrooms; cause the water could be colder! he emergency exit signs are burned out. I would hate to be there in a fire. he damn light inside are burned out and never replaced. It is a DARK AND DEPRESSING place. I can not even walk there antmore, more less shop or eat!
Happy in High Point

Winston Salem, NC

#2 Feb 18, 2008
The mall is too high fashion for most people. The polyester pant sets are too hot for the weak of heart. The flannel pajamas and the old tank bras are too sexy for the average person. YOU have to be a hottie to shop there. I love KORET, HAG HARBOR, PLAYTEX, LIFESTRIDE, and the other couture lines that only Oak Hollow has. Oak Hollow Mall is the fashion center of Guilford County. Go on a weekday and see for yourself!
Shopper

Winston Salem, NC

#3 Feb 28, 2008
Between the thugs and the old women shopping they will run over you. The only time people support the stores is when they go out of business and they can feed on the demise of others. Bottom feeders is what they are. When the mall starts selling hand made crafts and baked goods it will reach a new level of shopping delight.
Hot babe

Winston Salem, NC

#4 Feb 28, 2008
I can't go there because Lane Bryant closed.

Since: Mar 08

Hickory, NC

#5 Mar 3, 2008
High Point is lame. I lived there my whole life... and then I escaped. I'm free at last. I hate Oak Hollow Mall.
dissapointed

Kankakee, IL

#6 May 5, 2008
Happy in High Point it seems is only talking about one store....The mall does suck but I really think it is due to mall management. They need to look at other stores like gap, a.& fitch, etc to get people in that mall. Why would a customer who needs to go to several places including Bath and Body Works go to two malls when they could go to one. That is why they'll go to Hanes, they can go to BBW plus some many more. Also from what I hear they need to lower their rent...that is probably the exact reason they can't get good stores in the mall. Wake up people....do something before the mall is no more...make it something so people will want to shop there.
dismayed

High Point, NC

#7 May 5, 2008
My understanding is that mall management has refused to negotiate space lease rates and so many stores choose to leave rather than pay rates that don't justify them remaining. It is a shame that this has happened. Oak Hollow Mall should be renamed Ghost Hollow Mall. It reminds me of the last days of the old Carolina Circle Mall in G-boro.
Dude

United States

#8 Jun 30, 2008
dismayed wrote:
My understanding is that mall management has refused to negotiate space lease rates and so many stores choose to leave rather than pay rates that don't justify them remaining. It is a shame that this has happened. Oak Hollow Mall should be renamed Ghost Hollow Mall. It reminds me of the last days of the old Carolina Circle Mall in G-boro.
Not true. They will lower the rent for retailers to stay.
Hate to shop

High Point, NC

#9 Jul 3, 2008
I heard the mall was for sale. There are so many other places to shop. It's ashame because there are going to be a lot more people without a job soon! Which is Bad news for ALL of us!
high point

Yadkinville, NC

#10 Jul 13, 2008
They should have more popular store there like bebe and guess deb and charlotte russe are they could make it into an outlet mall cause we dont have one close by yet and more people would shop there. i love that mall if they would make something happening are alive cause its close to my house but its boring mall no good stores
confused in HP

United States

#11 Aug 23, 2008
high point would not support the mall when the stores were there.Even GAP had to close because of the lack of shoppers (all they had were shoplifters. High Point residents are the reason the stores are leaving. Rent is not the reason!
One day soon High Point will wish they had a mall to go to because this one will be no more!
Dude

United States

#12 Sep 3, 2008
The reason the mall has failed is because the management. There was a time when the mall was busy. About 8 years ago they (mall management) decided it was ok for the mall to be a drop off spot for kids. These kids ran off shoppers and gave the mall a bad reputation for thug kids. On a Friday night there could be as many as 500 kids in the mall yelling and screaming and stealing from retailers. It's ashame they let this happen. It has cost many people their jobs, and many companiesÂ’ lots of money. Back in 1999 or 2000 the mall was busy, after that is when the decline started. Walking through that mall now is depressing. But this is a good example of what can happen when you have a bad management team in place.
tdfon

Greensboro, NC

#13 Sep 13, 2008
Bottom line is the Mall is real estate. First Law of Real Estate, location, location, location.

Go back to the early 1990s and read all the newspaper articles about where to build a new mall in HP. Developers were putting together a package for the intersection of Wendover and NC 68. However, CBL and Belk combined to engineer a power play to keep the Mall "closer to downtown HP"(Does HP have a downtown?). Do your research and you'll find the following as reasons given for the current location: New US 311 bypass will bring significant traffic to this area(Perhaps when complete in 2097), Wendover is too far for Thomasville and Davidson County(Build a Mall and base it on the 10th smallest population in the Triad?), Wendover is too far from downtown HP(Again, does HP have a downtown?), Wendover is too close to Four seasons(I drive out of my way to shop where I need a concealed carry permit and a flak jacket!), look what happened when we (Belk) picked the wrong location at Carolina Circle Mall(Location, Location. LOCATION Didn't Belk learn the first time? Apparently not!).

Environmentalist waged a strong campaign against the location based on the Oak Hollow Lake water shed but CBL and Belk were unyielding. After several years HP City Council finally caved in. Ten years later we had a Mall in serious financial distress. Now it's on life support waiting for someone to pull the plug.

Fast forward 10 years to the residential development North of Oak Hollow Lake, commercial development along NC 68 between Wendover and I-40, and retail development around the Palladium. Check out the per capita income of this area compared to High Point proper. Does anyone have doubts about the location now. The unfortunate reality is many had doubts in the early 1990s.

Don't complain about local Mall Management. They were stuck with a white elephant location from day one. Point your finger straight at CBL, Belk and HP City Council; oh, and remember the First Law of Real Estate.
Zack

High Point, NC

#14 Dec 3, 2008
I believe the University of North Carolina bought it for their new UNC High Point/Jamestown campus, along with GTCC, but those are just rumors spreading. I also heard that UNC will begin working on the college after the new year.
Then again these are just rumors, I am not sure
JOMAMA

Greensboro, NC

#15 Dec 18, 2008
I heard High Point College bought it!
Bubbles

High Point, NC

#16 Dec 23, 2008
Shopper wrote:
Between the thugs and the old women shopping they will run over you. The only time people support the stores is when they go out of business and they can feed on the demise of others. Bottom feeders is what they are. When the mall starts selling hand made crafts and baked goods it will reach a new level of shopping delight.
This Mall has less shoppers than ANY Mall I have ever been in
Bubbles

High Point, NC

#17 Dec 23, 2008
Oak Hollow Mall has less shoppers than any mall I have ever been in.
Bubbles

High Point, NC

#18 Dec 23, 2008
Shops in Oak Hollow do not reflect a wide variety of experiences the average shopper needs. There is nothing that draws all age groups there.

My family went to Four Seasons yesterday just for the experience. Once there the excitement built every time we passed a store. We didn't just go to go in one store, but we actually hit as many small shops as time allowed and loved it.

And I ran into people I haven't seen in years. Much like a family social gathering. Would like to continue to shop Oak Hollow because it is so close to my home, but please improve.
Suz

AOL

#19 Jan 20, 2009
I believe the bottom line is that High Point community does not support the mall. They had the Gap and other good stores in ther at one time and no one wanted to support the mall then so why does anyone think they would support it if we got their so called stores in??I am a very avid shopper and I support Oak Hollow Mall because as a High Point residence I am loyall to our mall and I think that is the root of the problem with other High Point people. Remember alot of stores went out because they went out of malls all together. Goodys,Lemstone,Kirklands and more. People who are winning about its poor management or not the right stores Its you who do not support your home mall. Quit copping out and support your mall!!!!! Maybe you would not have anything to complane about if you would!!!!!
rbpinball

Lexington, NC

#20 Jan 30, 2009
From the perspective of a retail store owner in a local mall, the comments of "tdfon" are right on. We had thought about putting a store in OH mall briefly back in the 90s but without an expressway nearby, it didn't make sense. Even with its bad reputation, Four Seasons did ok (until recently) because I40 dumps into their parking lot. The disintegration of Furniture & Textiles especially since 2000 has further crushed the landlocked mall. By the way, there is at least one merchant in OH mall whose rent is 1/4th of what it was at the end of the 90s. The odds are that CBL has been flexible with rents. Its the location that brings the much desired traffic which is the life blood of the mall.

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