Recently, there have been some exciting things happening at what was once the Hickory Hollow Mall, now The Global Mall at the Crossings. Although the mall was closed in 2012, it was sold to a developer, who along with local government, had a vision for the Global Mall and the surrounding communities.
To many people, the perception of Antioch, a community in southeastern Davidson County and governed by the city of Nashville, and the surrounding areas has diminished. Antioch is still a bustling community filled with a diverse group of people and thought. Antioch is filled with hard-working people who take pride in their community and what it has to offer. Over the last few years, not everyone wanted to give up on Antioch. In fact, as a show of confidence in the area and what it has to offer, Davidson County political leaders purchased part of the older Hickory Hollow Mall and adjacent parking lots. Soon thereafter, plans were announced on the conversion of part of the mall into a community center,ice skating rinks (partly sponsored by The Nashville Predators) and a public library. This is a sign that local government along with the residents of Antioch still believe that this is a viable and yes, desirable area for both businesses and families to thrive.
A few months ago, the Global Mall at the Crossings had its Grand Opening, which appeared to be a resounding success. The opening was attended by local residents as well as local dignitaries. The mall parking lot was full of people interested in knowing what was next to come. Just recently, the major deconstruction of the old mall structure process began. There were many people in attendance as the first wall was coming down in preparation of the beginning of the new redesign. The pride that was evident on the faces of those in attendance was inspiring. If that pride is as wide-spread in all of the residents of Antioch, not just those who reside in the Hickory Hollow area, then this area will not only thrive, but it will surely prosper.
The residents of this Great area invite all who doubt to come out, visit and see what the Antioch community still has to offer.Throughout this message there is a theme. If you are one of those who have given up on Antioch, then you are about to miss out on a rising star.