The mall as OUTLET SQUARE, its first reinvention. This early '80s remarketing effort never quite panned out. Later in the decade, the mall was renovated and renamed MIDTOWN SQUARE.
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A circa-1989 physical layout depicts the center's MIDTOWN SQUARE phase. Parking garages on the southeast and northwest had been added in the 1970s. By 1989, Ivey's had morphed into a Burlington Coat Factory. The Colonial had stints as a Big Star and Harris Teeter (this store having just closed). The MIDTOWN mall would lumber on for several years, but would have a destiny date with a wrecking ball in October 2005.