ACC invites the community to a Highland Mall memorabilia sale

Remnants of Highland Mall available for purchase, including store fixtures and mall strollers.

The Austin Community College District (ACC) invites the community to collect a piece of Highland Mall memorabilia at a surplus sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, August 27, through Friday, August 28, and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 29, in the former men’s Dillard’s at ACC Highland, formerly Highland Mall, (6001 Airport Blvd.).

ACC is transforming Austin’s first mall into the region’s first center for workforce training and lifelong learning. The college is collaborating with architects and design teams to preserve Highland’s rich history by incorporating elements of the mall into Phase II.

“The college is committed to being good stewards of taxpayer dollars, but can’t use everything that was left behind,” says Neil Vickers, ACC vice president of finance and budget. “Instead of throwing those items away, we’re selling them to anyone who may need them.”

Highland-Mall-Closing-Day-1875The sale will include a variety of remnants left at the mall from store fixtures and displays, to tables, desks, and chairs as well as restaurant equipment. The sale also will feature Highland Mall’s children strollers and gaming machines.

The items will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. Credit cards and cash will be accepted. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the college.

ACC began acquiring property at Highland Mall in 2010 and purchased the final component in 2012 with plans to transform a 44-year-old shopping mall into a regional center for workforce training and lifelong learning. The college opened its Highland Campus in the former JCPenney store in fall 2014. Phase II construction is expected to begin in 2016.

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