The name of the complex morphed into OAKWOOD MALL in the 1970s. The physical structure remained unchanged until the mid-1980s, when a Food Court was installed in the northeast corner. A shiny new Mervyn's joined the tenant list in November 1986. By 1989, a new K & B Drug had replaced an existing mall store. With these modifications, the shopping facility spanned approximately 793,000 leasable square feet.

A major renovation and expansion was done between August 1990 and March 1994. A new Dillard's (replacing a rebranded Holmes location) was built, which was eventually joined by a new Maison Blanche and South Wing of stores. Known -once more- as OAKWOOD CENTER, the mall encompassed approximately 1.1 million leasable square feet and housed over one hundred and twenty stores and services.