- August 6th, 2018, 9:58 am
I'm guessing that Liberty doesn't offer the kinds of incentives that a typical developer of a commercial property would offer to bring in quality tenants. I have no insight into this other than seeing the large number of underdeveloped and underutilized properties they have from the outside.
As for the mall, it needs so much to become relevant again. I think the property could be successful as a mixed-use destination with housing, nightlife options, entertainment, shopping (grocery, etc). It would be great off-campus housing for a lot of students. That would require such a long term investment to develop though.
Before Kmart closed, a parcel in the Kmart shopping center was being advertised as being in the same location as a future Hobby Lobby. However Hobby Lobby denied that they were building in Lynchburg. I don't have the flyer anymore, otherwise I would post a scan of it.