Bright & Early: Endless Road Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Things have been quiet on the Opry Mills front lately, leaving us to to wonder what the timeline for reopening might be. The answer? They still don’t know. The mall and its owner, Simon Property Group, are still locked in a court battle with the insurance company over the insurance money which is slated to go to trial in February 2012. Even if they were to get the money, they’d likely spend months completing the renovations. Folks are now questioning whether or not it’s even worth reopening when enclosed malls are falling further and further out of style. Meanwhile, all the sales tax revenue is going to surrounding counties like Williamson and Wilson to which Opry Mills’ tenants have scattered since May.

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