A snapshot of the deserted Home Depot at WESTGATE CENTER. The store opened in October 1995 but was in business for only 10 years. The building's original (and only) tenant is contractually obligated to pay rent until 2026. All of this leads one to wonder how it could possibly be profitable to replace a practically new store with an even newer one. Can anyone say tax shelter?
Photo from www.loopnet.com
When the circa-1961 mall was torn down in late 1994, construction was already underway on a new Burlington Coat Factory. It opened, as the first operational store in a revamped WESTGATE CENTER, in March 1995. The apparel chain, now officially known as "Burlington", pulled out of WESTGATE in the fall of 2015.
Photo frrom Bibb County Georgia
Following the mid-1990s redo of WESTGATE CENTER, Office Max took the old cinema and refurbished it. Their store was only in business for a few years. In 2004, Stacy's Home Interiors moved in. They have since gone out of business, as well.
Photo from Bibb County Georgia