Daniel D

Kingsport, TN

#104 Feb 6, 2013
BFM, I agree if the new Marquee off stone drive is decent enough I will go there instead. Not only is it closer to my house but I have no desire to go to the mall since it's well a terrible mall. A movie theater alone isn't going to save that mall, yes its a nice addition but it won't bring me back to it. A total rehaul is needed of it not just a brand new theater.
Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#105 Feb 6, 2013
kingsport town center needs to redevelop itself before it becomes dead mall right now it's on life support,it needs bring in some national chain stores that have not been in kingsport area before
nick

United States

#106 Feb 6, 2013
I know most are saying a theater alone will not save the mall but in theory it will. Example. Hey hollister inc. How about you locate in this mall where we have tge only IMAX in a 150 mile radius . Look at turkey creek its anchor is the IMAX . I think this movie theater will get the complete remodel of the mall and more inckuding parking lot parcels etc... I dont think franks would even consider building this if they are not going to remodel and bring in more foot traffic. Also belk is spending 800.000 right now on their remodel . These places wouldnt do this knowing they are going to shut doors in 2 years . I hope im right but maybe not. Maybe im just an optimist haha
Big fat man

Kingsport, TN

#107 Feb 6, 2013
They are spending .80 per sq. ft. And you think that's investing in the store? When has the mall invested? This is going to let the mall until sears or JC penny's is gone. The. It will go by the way side. I bet that franks won't build the bowling, go into the same spot marquee built 5 years ago, and build the IMAX with city money and that's all. They might reopen Garfield's too, but what are we gaining? I bet the sales figures of the mall and city show big profits......the mall said last year was one of their biggest years....blahahahaha

Since: Feb 13

Charlotte, NC

#108 Feb 6, 2013
What was that ketron project they talked about or can you just give me a link?
wow

Bristol, VA

#109 Feb 7, 2013
I worked in the mall for the last six years and tenants have been leaving left and right they keep up the rent and i heard the managment wasnt nice to the tenants they have been talking about a food court for the last 5 years and nothing
Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#110 Feb 13, 2013
has franks theater started any work on old marquee cinemas site in mall
Location

Kingsport, TN

#111 Feb 13, 2013
No, no plans are in the city. I took a peak in, and it looks gutted. Still moving things out.
Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#112 Feb 13, 2013
just wondering about wether or not mall was going to keep this promise of franks theater moving in before april
Location

Kingsport, TN

#113 Feb 13, 2013
I guess they will, the thing is built. All they need are seats and cameras which I would think they would have a warehouse full. It's the same old theater though......I can't wait for something new.
Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#114 Feb 13, 2013
I just don't want mall to close like one that was on site of east stone commons
Location

Kingsport, TN

#115 Feb 14, 2013
Why? What does this mall offer? What have they done they said they were going to do? I would rather see it shut down and let someone be able to make it into something we need. I'm glad the old mall shut down. Look what kingsport got to replace it.
Nick

Johnson City, TN

#116 Feb 14, 2013
Yeah but no town wants to be known as a town without a mall. I agree something needs to be done but they are only a remodel and a few stores away from it being a good mall. They say that the stores have good sales can imagine what kind of sales a good store would do. I know i would much rather spend my money in Kingsport than drive to JC but you have to because some stores dont exist here. When they build the new theater in the parking lot i think it will turn a drastic change for the good.
Info

Johnson City, TN

#117 Feb 14, 2013
Nick wrote:
Yeah but no town wants to be known as a town without a mall. I agree something needs to be done but they are only a remodel and a few stores away from it being a good mall. They say that the stores have good sales can imagine what kind of sales a good store would do. I know i would much rather spend my money in Kingsport than drive to JC but you have to because some stores dont exist here. When they build the new theater in the parking lot i think it will turn a drastic change for the good.
Yes, but our city leaders don't seem to interest in trying to bring in new stores. They seem more interested in walk paths, bike paths and extending the size of the city without benefits to thos communities that they take into the city. They like to talk a good game but they can't walk the walk.
Nick

Johnson City, TN

#118 Feb 14, 2013
I for one if i owned Hollister Inc. or another name brand store Forever 21 tc.. i would not locate in that mall in its current condition either. I dont think the city can do anything to lure those types of stores to the mall anyways. Its all about the mall owners which i have heard are pieces of work. Obviously they dont know how to hold their own word considering this remodel should have been completed last year.

Since: Feb 13

Shelby, NC

#119 Feb 14, 2013
I've given up on the mall years ago
Mall

Kingsport, TN

#120 Feb 14, 2013
Kport138458 wrote:
I've given up on the mall years ago
So have the mall owners
Daniel D

Elizabethton, TN

#121 Feb 14, 2013
Kport138458 wrote:
I've given up on the mall years ago
You, the mall owners, and everybody in Kingsport already have. That's why when we all need an indoor mall we all head to JC.
Big fat man

Kingsport, TN

#122 Feb 15, 2013
Marquee is out. Before franks moves in they need to send in plans which I have been told they have not done. I work a few doors down and assumed franks would be moving in today, and there not. Any body know anything about when they are coming? Sales have taken a hit, even though we were at the lowest since we have been in that hole.
Sean Carter

Johnson City, TN

#123 Feb 16, 2013
why hasn't franks theaters submitted their plans to mall office yet

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