A site plan from 20 years later shows the complex after its mid-'80s conversion into AVONDALE MALL. The Sears space had been divided into inline stores, with a Food Court installed on its second level.


A latter-day view of AVONDALE MALL, taken after the complex had been shuttered and was awaiting a wrecking ball renovation.
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AVONDALE MALL bit the proverbial dust in 2006. A bitter battle had been fought to keep that well-known Bentonville-based mega-retailer from building a SuperCenter. Eventually, they prevailed. Above, we see the WalMart that opened on the old mall site in March 2008.
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