Nashville State acquires former Dillard's space at Hickory Hollow

Friday, March 9, 2012 at 12:42pm
Staff reports

Nashville State Community College announced today they have completed the acquisition of the former Dillard's space at Hickory Hollow Mall and will begin holding classes in the 200,000-square-foot facility during the fall of 2012.

“The acquisition of the space affords the college the opportunity to increase our presence in southeastern Davidson County and better serve students in the area,” NSCC president Dr. George Van Allen said in a press release.

“Nashville State views this expansion as a huge step forward in providing quality, affordable education opportunities for Metro Nashville and the surrounding communities.”

The space was purchased in 2011 with help from the Metro Council and Mayor Karl Dean, who awarded Nashville State a $1 million grant.

“A new campus in the Hickory Hollow area will be the perfect complement to the city’s own investment in a new public facility there that will include an expanded library, new regional community center and park space,” Dean said in a statement.

Eileen Crane, executive assistant to Van Allen, said the new facility would help ease pressure off Nashville State's main campus on White Bridge Road and other satellite campuses.

5 Comments on this post:

By: NewYorker1 on 3/9/12 at 4:24

Glad to see something positive happening with that mall. I hope a Neiman Marcus or a Bloomingdales is next.

By: NilsOrion on 3/10/12 at 6:22

I wish the Hickory Hollow area well. Perhaps the leaders there look at the stunning 100 Oaks / Vanderbilt Medical transformation as a model. They should, however, keep in mind that it took years and years for this to happen, and it only happened because one big entity had the means to pour millions of dollars into the project.

By: rickmuz on 3/10/12 at 7:33

Things are changing for sure. I welcome Nashville State and with the soon to break ground IT center for HCA just up the road this is a plus for my neighborhood. No as long as they don't go ahead with the crazy idea of a public health center and WIC office things will be good. Everyone in Antioch is not poor, broke and un-employed.

By: Jughead on 3/12/12 at 11:27

Take a gun--you'll need it!

By: tomw on 3/13/12 at 7:52

Jughead, (how appropriate!!)
look at the crime stats from the city and see that Metro darlings Green Hills and East Nashville both have higher crime stats than 37013.
I look forward to this new influx of students, teachers and support staff. Bring it on. the food court should fill up fast now!!