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« Reply #75 on: October 24, 2018, 05:14:15 pm »


OKC didn't exactly close Crossroads - it was very much like Eastland here in Tulsa - gangs, punks, and thugs were allowed to take over and scare regular customers away.  I was in that area a lot for the last 3 or 4 years of that.  The local hobby train club had one of the empty stores as a place for model trains for a few years.  I haven't been there in 3 or 4 yrs, so don't know if it is still around...



Eastland isn't a mall anymore, but it's also not dead like Crossroads and so many other malls. It's been completely repurposed into a huge office complex. The old anchors are large call centers, the central parts of the mall has technical colleges, day cares and state offices like the DMV and there are still restaurants in the middle where the food court and main hall were. I've been there a couple of times in the last year getting my son his first DL and it's pretty full.

Thankfully Tulsa doesn't have a lot of dead empty malls. At one time by my count we had eight malls, including three at 41st and Yale alone. Now we have two total and one is sick.

Woodland Hills Mall is healthy
Promenade isn't healthy, but it's also pretty far from dead

Tulsa's dead malls:
Eastland Mall is now the Eastgate office complex
Southroads Mall was reconstructed as Southroads Shopping Center (which is funny because Promenade across the street was an outdoor shopping center rebuilt into a mall)
The Annex Mall was torn down and replaced by new retail buildings as part of the Southroads Shopping Center (Annex Mall was next to Southroads)
The Kensington Galleria Mall is now an office complex
The Williams Center Forum downtown is office space as part of the Williams Center
The was an outlet mall in Broken Arrow that is now a church, I forget the name of the mall, I think it's Battlecreek Church or something like that.

Were there other malls that are now gone?
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« Reply #76 on: October 24, 2018, 06:32:43 pm »

Eastland isn't a mall anymore, but it's also not dead like Crossroads and so many other malls. It's been completely repurposed into a huge office complex. The old anchors are large call centers, the central parts of the mall has technical colleges, day cares and state offices like the DMV and there are still restaurants in the middle where the food court and main hall were. I've been there a couple of times in the last year getting my son his first DL and it's pretty full.

Thankfully Tulsa doesn't have a lot of dead empty malls. At one time by my count we had eight malls, including three at 41st and Yale alone. Now we have two total and one is sick.

Woodland Hills Mall is healthy
Promenade isn't healthy, but it's also pretty far from dead

Tulsa's dead malls:
Eastland Mall is now the Eastgate office complex
Southroads Mall was reconstructed as Southroads Shopping Center (which is funny because Promenade across the street was an outdoor shopping center rebuilt into a mall)
The Annex Mall was torn down and replaced by new retail buildings as part of the Southroads Shopping Center (Annex Mall was next to Southroads)
The Kensington Galleria Mall is now an office complex
The Williams Center Forum downtown is office space as part of the Williams Center
The was an outlet mall in Broken Arrow that is now a church, I forget the name of the mall, I think it's Battlecreek Church or something like that.

Were there other malls that are now gone?


Like I said, I haven't been to Crossroads for a few years, but it is ALWAYS busy around there - the parking lot isn't full, but there are a good number of cars most times I go by.  May have to drop in sometime soon just to see what is happening...

I think the BA mall was called Factory Outlet Mall...or something similar.  Then when they went bust, it was called Gracemont for a while.  Now Battle Creek something is right...   

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