As the year 2018 began, the outlook for METROCENTER was bleak. All primary anchors had bolted. Gayfer's became the first (in 1999), followed by Dillard's (2004), Belk (2009) and Sears (2012). Burlington (Coat Factory), which occupies half of the old Gayfer's space, remained. The City of Jackson moved offices into a portion of the McRea's-Belk building in 2012, joined by a satellite facility of Hinds Community College.


In January, remaining inline tenants at the mall were given eviction notices, effective February 28, 2018. The mall website had long since been taken down. Ironically, in March, the shopping hub would have been celebrating its 40th year in business.
Graphic from www.shopmetrocentermall.com (Website on Internet Archive Wayback Machine)