Antioch, TN - Last month, a local developer electrified the Antioch community by announcing plans to turn the former Hickory Hollow Mall into an innovation hub, complete with luxury office buildings, a transit center, retail stores, entertainment outlets, and recreation areas.
Antioch residents cheered the plan and rallied behind the project until yesterday when the developer decided not to move forward with the purchase of the property.
Still, the developer insisted on holding a press conference last night to announce even more amazing projects they will not be doing at the location.
A spokesperson for the company told the audience, "We are so excited to announce that we will not be building a state-of-the-art indoor amusement park that would have been free to all local residents. We are also scrapping plans for a Chicago-style pizzeria, 4D movie theater, and a 15,000-seat amphitheater that would have been a game-changer for Antioch."
The company also went into great detail about a free clinic and recycling center that will not be moving forward, along with a waterpark that will never break ground.
The company's design team was on hand to show off elaborate 3D renderings of all the projects that will never see the light of day. Photo-realistic images showed a mural arts district and a three-story community enrichment center that would have offered complimentary education courses and free childcare for working parents.
The company assures residents that they will continue to invest in the community through announcing projects they have no plans to build.