Amarillo is full of great businesses, and the city has seen so many great businesses come and go over the years.   Some of these businesses have opened up in the same location hoping for a better outcome than the last.

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We call these buildings cursed because businesses can't thrive in these locations for many reasons. One of the biggest buildings where businesses thrive, but then don't is

Westgate Mall

Westgate Mall has to be one of Amarillo's most cursed buildings.

The North Entrance to Westgate Mall in Amarillo, Texas
Michael J. Rivera, Townsquare Media

Westgate Mall opened to the public in October 1982 with 120 stores.  In the last 42 years, many businesses have opened and closed.   Some due to the fate of bankruptcy, others couldn't thrive inside the mall. Look at the many businesses we have lost over the last 40 years.

Amarillo Cursed Building - Westgate Mall

These are the many stores of Westgate Mall that have come and gone!

Gallery Credit: Lori Crofford

Many of the other stores that once called Westgate Mall Home:

  • Justice - moved locations
  • Limited Too
  • Lane Bryant - moved locations
  • Debs
  • It's a Small World
  • Vanity
  • Wicks N Sticks
  • Wilson's Leather
  • Tilt
  • Things Remembered
  • White Candle Barn
  • Millers Outpost
  • San Antonio
  • FYE
  • Camelot Music
  • Everything's A Dollar
  • Body Central
  • Chess King
  • Cinnabon - now in Schlotzky's
  • UA/Regal Movie Theater
  • Premiere Movies

To be fair shopping malls across the country have been slowly declining due to customers choosing to shop online.  However, we may see a resurgence of shopping malls across the country as most are starting to look at different types of tenants that will make the mall a destination not just a place to shop.   For instance, Westgate Mall now has an Urban Air Adventure Park.   Who knows what will soon be going into the old Dillard's location?

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SNEAK PEEK: Urban Air Adventure Park's in Westgate Mall

Urban Air Adventure Place has been in the works since it was announced in January 2022. And FINALLY! It's set to open to the public on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

We were lucky enough to score a sneak peek of the impressive facility that will give children the chance to jump, fly, and jive to their heart's content.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark/TSM

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