New Belk taking shape
Crews are working on the site for the new Belk department store in north High Point.
The retailer announced plans earlier this year to relocate its High Point store from Oak Hollow Mall to the Palladium Shopping Center. The site is near the intersection of Wendover Avenue and Samet Drive.
The new 74,000-square-foot Belk is scheduled to open in the spring of next year, the company indicates. Belk will invest $7.1 million in the new location.
The relocation of Belk is part of a transition for Oak Hollow Mall, which opened 18 years ago but has undergone a dramatic loss of tenants since the latter part of last decade. Two years ago, the mall was purchased by High Point University for the long-term growth of the university. However, the university continues to operate the mall as a retail location for the foreseeable future.
The only remaining original anchor stores at Oak Hollow Mall are Belk and Dillard’s, which now operates an outlet store there.