I have been watching the people on social media just going on and on about Westgate Mall. They were talking about some closures in the food court. They have been talking about new ownership. They are talking about the death to Westgate Mall.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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So guess what? I took a trip out there yesterday. That was after I picked up and called my friend who works out at the mall. No, not just in a store but someone who actually works and helps makes decisions in the office for Westgate Mall.

I wanted to know what was going on. We both chuckled a bit about all the rumors going around. The best one was that Great Wolf Lodge was buying them. Nobody knows how that rumor got started but yes here it is in print, just a rumor.

So what about all the closures I read about. Well some of them are true. Yes, Sonic and Corn Dog 7 both decided to not renew their lease when it was up. So they are gone. Everything else is still open in the food court. I saw Chick-fil-A, Charley's Philly Cheesesteaks, China Max, Great American Cookie and Auntie Anne's. So calm down folks.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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They are also looking into some new places. As I walked through I saw some of my old favorite stores: Victoria Secret, Bath and Body Works, we spent a lot of time in the Buckle. I saw all of those still there. There are some empty store fronts but I also saw some places I have never seen before. Of course I am looking at you Kendra Scott.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
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So if you think things are not looking up for Westgate Mall they actually had their best year in years in 2021. They are always open to suggestions on what you would like see make it this way to Amarillo. Just let them know HERE.

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