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Middlesboro Mall

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Opening date  October 1983
No. of anchor tenants  3
Opened  October 1983
Owner  Ershig Properties Inc
No. of stores and services  26+
No. of floors  1
Phone  +1 606-248-0397
Location  905 North 12th Street, Middlesboro, Kentucky, 40965
Total retail floor area  317,426 square feet (29,489.8 m)
Address  905 N 12th St # 1, Middlesboro, KY 40965, USA
Hours  Open today · 10AM–9PMTuesday10AM–9PMWednesday10AM–9PMThursday10AM–9PMFriday10AM–9PMSaturday10AM–9PMSunday12:30–5:30PMMonday10AM–9PMSuggest an edit
Similar  South Side Mall, Turfland Mall, Bell County Historical Society, Lexington Mall, Kyova Mall
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Middlesboro mall


Middlesboro Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Middlesboro, Kentucky, on U.S. Route 25E. It includes over 26 stores and services. Anchor stores are Belk, JCPenney and Roses and a cinema owned by Carmike Cinemas.

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History

The mall is part of a retail business concentration that developed along U.S. 25E beginning in the late 1960s. It opened in October 1983 with Belk, JCPenney, Kmart and an array of specialty merchants. The mall's first owner was David Hocker and Associates. The mall is an important retail center for a large rural area in the mountains of eastern Kentucky and nearby Tennessee.

Sears joined the mall in June 1987 with a 16,500-square-foot (1,530 m2) store, then added another 5,283 square feet (490.8 m2) in 1989. Kmart closed on June 1, 2002. Roses opened to fill the Kmart store in 2010. Sears left in November 2012 and opened a new store north of the Mall on U.S. Route 25E.

Since 2004, the mall has been owned by Ershig Properties, which is based in Henderson, Kentucky.

Literacy programs

Middlesboro Mall has a history of supporting community literacy programs. The mall's use as a site for adult literacy classes was cited in a 1993 academic paper as an example of the function of shopping malls as "public spaces" for their communities. The Children's Reading Foundation of Appalachia-KY has used the facility for Read Across America events and local events such as Malloween, Books with Santa, and a back-to-school fashion show. In 2013, the mall management announced that, after observing the importance of these activities for the community, it was donating space in the mall to house offices of the Children's Reading Foundation.

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Middlesboro Mall Wikipedia


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