That seems like a natural for a senior living facility. Indoor safe place to walk or electric transport. Easy to monitor for safety. Businesses would have builtin customer base. Medical facilities could be there. Lot's of seniors centric businesses. Solar power maybe, they would have the surface area on roof and parking lot.

Knoxville Center Mall: More retailers depart with major closing sales

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It would be the perfect place

It would be the perfect place for the new police hq, getting it out of a residential neighborhood where it does not belong.

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Once Meccas of Retail

Once Meccas of Retail Therapy, Now Homes to Elder Americans

Former malls and abandoned shopping-center sites are in the midst of a repurposing — and one of those new uses is senior housing.

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I should add, it seems sad

I should add, it seems sad that Knoxville developers want a warehouse, truck, depot in the midst of existing retail, restaurant, and residential space.

Even though the mall is empty, Lowes, Target, Walmart, Marshalls, Kohls, Texas Roadhouse, Cracker Barrel, Walgreens, Food City, and more still appear to be open, all basically surrounding the mall.

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