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Russellville, AR

#1 May 16, 2010
does anyone know whats going on with indain mall at the present...
guest

Bossier City, LA

#2 May 16, 2010
Haunted

“ phd in clinical ignorance”

Since: Apr 09

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#3 May 16, 2010
heard that after sears moves out the indians are going to turn it into a casino.
that will be much better than when the spanish mall closed the mexicans turned it into a taco.
or when long john silvers closed and the pirates turned it into booty.
former employee

Lake Charles, LA

#4 May 16, 2010
the indian mall was rumored to be many things back in 2008. Some said Sears and Kmart would merge into one Super Kmart and Sears. Some said a outlet mall would move in. Some said it would become offices. The truth is, the building must be torn down eventually because it will be more costly to improve the structure than to just tear down and rebuild. I worked there for many years.
burrow halsey purchased the mall back in 2007/2008 and had intentions to tear down the facility and rebuild naming it "Caraland" because of the fact its at the corner or Highland and Caraway.The name was a failure as was the whole idea of building a new shopping center/mall in a failing economy.
the plan for Caraland was unraveling when Circuit City and other stores planned to move out of the mall at Turtle Creek and the fact Sears never resigned a contract to stay with the building.Sears wants to move onto its own property and not be attached to a mall or shopping center.
currently there is no date set to tear down the indian mall.i guess we will see if the economy picks up or not in the next few years but i believe burrow halsey will sell the property.
Guest

Martinsburg, WV

#5 May 17, 2010
Would be great if the whole thing was torn down, concrete ripped up and a park be made out of the place. Have a walking trail around it, trees,flowers, and benches within.
xfuzz

Mountain Home, AR

#6 May 17, 2010
Guest wrote:
Would be great if the whole thing was torn down, concrete ripped up and a park be made out of the place. Have a walking trail around it, trees,flowers, and benches within.
Ain't gonna happen. The highest and best use for the property is still for commercial development. It will just have to wait on the economy to improve.
LucasMcCoy

United States

#7 May 17, 2010
former employee wrote:
the indian mall was rumored to be many things back in 2008. Some said Sears and Kmart would merge into one Super Kmart and Sears. Some said a outlet mall would move in. Some said it would become offices. The truth is, the building must be torn down eventually because it will be more costly to improve the structure than to just tear down and rebuild. I worked there for many years.
burrow halsey purchased the mall back in 2007/2008 and had intentions to tear down the facility and rebuild naming it "Caraland" because of the fact its at the corner or Highland and Caraway.The name was a failure as was the whole idea of building a new shopping center/mall in a failing economy.
the plan for Caraland was unraveling when Circuit City and other stores planned to move out of the mall at Turtle Creek and the fact Sears never resigned a contract to stay with the building.Sears wants to move onto its own property and not be attached to a mall or shopping center.
currently there is no date set to tear down the indian mall.i guess we will see if the economy picks up or not in the next few years but i believe burrow halsey will sell the property.
First of all Halsey is not with Burrow anymore. Secondly Burrow doesn't own it anymore. Thirdly, you are an idiot.
guesto

Bossier City, LA

#8 May 17, 2010
Guest wrote:
Would be great if the whole thing was torn down, concrete ripped up and a park be made out of the place. Have a walking trail around it, trees,flowers, and benches within.
How much of a tax increase will it take to pay for that?
tailgator

State University, AR

#9 May 17, 2010
Remember... A Toys R Us and white Castle are needed... i can only hope!
Guest

Georgetown, TX

#10 May 17, 2010
tailgator wrote:
Remember... A Toys R Us and white Castle are needed... i can only hope!
yea, thats just what jonesboro needs...another fast food chain!

Since: Nov 09

Sheridan, AR

#11 May 17, 2010
I think a White Castle would be great. I know we don't need any more fast food chains but I was raised in Missouri and they were everywhere. Just nostalgic I guess the frozen ones are not the same.
Guest

Benton, LA

#12 May 17, 2010
Guest wrote:
Would be great if the whole thing was torn down, concrete ripped up and a park be made out of the place. Have a walking trail around it, trees,flowers, and benches within.
That would be nice, but not very profitable. I'd like to see another, more versatile, mall open there. One that would appeal to wider customer base than Turtle Creek. It would also be a wonderful location for an outlet mall or a neat, clean, upscale flea market.

Such a shame that such a primelocation is of no benefit to anyone,
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#13 May 18, 2010
A flea market! Just what that spot needs! Real classy!
tailgator

State University, AR

#15 May 18, 2010
guest wrote:
A flea market! Just what that spot needs! Real classy!
Actually this isnt a bad idea. HAve you been in Ye Ole Town Mall? Or the one in Trumann?? They are classy not trashy. I went into the largest indoor flea market down by little rock. It was doing a great business!!!
Guest

Benton, LA

#16 May 18, 2010
Yes, I agree. Not another one like the others in Jonesboro, but I went to one in Dallas, TX that was absolutely amazing. I spent about $300 and came home with at least $1500 of mostly new, name brand items that were being offered at rediculously reduced prices due to low overhead expenses.

Most of the ones around this area sell yard sale leftovers that nobody wanted to pay $1.00 for in the first place... but you can find some fantastic deals at the nicer ones that are clean and run professionally and don't allow junky stuff and 'another man's trash'.

A waitress in a five star restaurant recommended this particular flea market as a 'must see when you're in Dallas' and I noticed license plates from many different states. Seems I was the only person who hadn't already heard about it and I saved enough money there to practically pay for our trip...to say nothing about the fact that I now have most of my Christmas and birthday shopping done 'waaaay below the budgeted amount!

Done right, a similar one in Jonesboro could be a huge boost to the local economy since people came from many other locations across the country to shop there and not only dropped big $$$ at the market, but spent additional money on food, gas, lodging, amusement and retail stores in the immediate area. Sometimes you just have to think outside the box to hit upon a great idea.

People who say a flea market is 'real classy' have obviously visited one that actually IS classy and a huge tourist draw to the area.
Guest

Benton, LA

#17 May 18, 2010
Ummm...meant to say "...have obviously NEVER visited one....". Sorry about that!
tailgator

State University, AR

#18 May 18, 2010
The one I went to was in JAckson ,Arkansas by the Air Force Base. I agree what you said about the with the outdoor ones, just lArge yard sales for sure. But like "ole town" or the one in Jackson, it housed booth after booth of good quality stuff. I think it would do a heck of a business and that eye sore of a mall would be a great place for it, or a least part of it.

“do not feed the trolls”

Since: Nov 08

Mars Colony

#19 May 18, 2010
I know of an old factory building up in missouri that was turned into an incubator for small businesses. Basically it is an oversize fleamarket where people could setup booths to sell their merchandise.

They offered business classes to the booth owners to help them succeed. Theres been several booth operators who moved out on their own and are now successful in their own right thanks to the training and cheap overhead during their first year or so in business.

Maybe this is something the old mall could do for the area.

“i am free”

Since: Sep 08

Jonesboro, Arkansas

#20 May 18, 2010
wow...people are serious about putting a flea market there...i think there are plenty of other places to build that in jonesboro and not in one of the prime locations for a great shopping center. i think the shoppes at caraland was a great idea. it was mean to house businesses, restaurants, and other retail stores. a red lobster would be great to have, but i believe that if we got one it would go somewhere close to murphy gas station!

“do not feed the trolls”

Since: Nov 08

Mars Colony

#21 May 18, 2010
jtownboy wrote:
wow...people are serious about putting a flea market there...i think there are plenty of other places to build that in jonesboro and not in one of the prime locations for a great shopping center. i think the shoppes at caraland was a great idea. it was mean to house businesses, restaurants, and other retail stores. a red lobster would be great to have, but i believe that if we got one it would go somewhere close to murphy gas station!
right now it is not doing anything for the community. It is another one of jonesboros may empty commercial buildings. it would be nice if it could be doing something until something better comes along.

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