Moores Mill Center to be reborn.
In light of the demolition of Moores Mill Center, the largely dilapidated center at the intersection of Moores Mill and Bolton Roads, I wanted to take a look back at the center's history.
Built in 1959, Moores Mill Center once housed not one, but two, grocery stores: Big Apple Food and Colonial Food Store. The center was also home to a Sears appliance and catalog store.
|Store listing circa 1969 (Click to enlarge)|
The area around the center has changed dramatically in the nearly sixty years since the center was built, the area is now referred to a "food desert," due to its lack of a grocery store.
Come June 2017, that will all change with the opening of a new 45,000 square foot Publix Supermarket. The redeveloped center will also be home to 345 multifamily residences.
|A large crowd gathered for the groundbreaking of the new center earlier this month|
The center is actively being demolished and cleared to make way for the new shopping center. Owner Edens has said their is a great deal of interest in the center, but has not yet announced any tenants other than Publix.
Did you visit Moores Mill Center in its heyday? What is your fondest memory of Moores Mill Center? What else would you like to see open in the new center?
Please share your thoughts below