Fri Oct 24 07:55:59 PDT 2014
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Enclosed Malls of the Tri-States: Wiregrass Commons Mall, McFarland Mall
Sean Sporman

They are large shopping centers with a variety of stores, restaurants and other services: shopping malls. All this week, News 4 This Morning is looking at some of the most notable enclosed shopping malls of the tri-states, some still open and others defunct. The Wiregrass Commons Mall is located right off US Highway 231 in Dothan. That mall opened up in 1986. It features over 50 stores and outlets spread out over 600,000 square feet. Those include Burlington Coat Factory, Belk, Foot Locker and many more. Wiregrass Commons also plays host to a variety of community events and has other stand-along businesses and restaurants located nearby. McFarland Mall is another Alabama mall, located in Tuscaloosa. This mall opened in 1969 and at one point featured over 40 stores, a food court and a 12-screen movie theater. However, competition from other malls and stores leaving the mall led to a decline that eventually led to the mall closing earlier this year in march. Redevelopment is taking place on the property for stand-alone stores like TJMaxx and Dollar Tree and restaurants like Cheddar's.

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