Many changes are coming about in Asheville, especially on Brevard road. Construction is well underway on the former Biltmore Square Mall as the Winter Construction company out of Atlanta has torn the roof off of the building and started demolishing the existing structures. The construction is making way for 75 new retail stores spanning 325,000 square feet of space. While all of this is happening, the anchor stores remain open and are reported to remain as a part of the mall during its transformation. Dillards Outlet, The Dollar Tree, Belk’s, and Cinebarre are continuing to serve the Asheville community.
It looks like things are rapidly changing, however. Belk has been a permanent fixture in the Biltmore Square Mall since the malls grand opening on October 25th, 1989 occupying 80,000 square feet of retail space. As you may already know, the former Biltmore Square Mall was built to compete with the Asheville Mall, who also had a Belk’s department store as an original anchor – and that store still stands today.
It seems that by the end of the year, the Belk at Asheville Mall will be the only one left standing. We just got confirmation from a current employee at Belk at Biltmore Square that the department store will be closing down at the end of the year. It seems the space – which is owned by Belk, unlike other spots in the former Biltmore Square which were owned by the mall and leased – was bought out by New England Development. New England Development is the company responsible for leading the renovation efforts to turn Biltmore Square into Asheville Outlets.
More information will be made public as it becomes available.