What Happened At Parks Mall?
- Michael Paul
(Photo by Ashley Landis and the rest of the staff) A number of adolescents were taken into custody on Saturday following a dispute that took place at The Parks Mall in Arlington, according to the police. The police dispelled, via their Twitter account, allegations that bullets had been fired inside the shopping center located in the 3800 block of South Cooper Street.
After a fight broke out inside the Parks Mall in Arlington, five juveniles were taken into custody. After a brawl broke out at The Parks Mall in Arlington on Saturday night, five minors were taken into jail as a result of the incident. According to the Arlington police, a physical altercation broke out between around 20 and 30 young individuals inside the mall.
What happened at the Arlington Mall?
A fight that took place at The Parks Mall in Arlington went viral when a video of the fighting was shared online, and online rumors made it sound like it was much more serious than it actually was. The mall altercation on Saturday evening drew the attention of the Arlington Police Department.
According to the Twitter feed for the Arlington Police Department, rumors began to spread that the event featured shooting, which caused a panic that ultimately led the Arlington Police Department to publish an official statement detailing what had taken place. The brawl started in the food court of the shopping complex.
An employee working behind the counter at one of the restaurants in the food court filmed a portion of the altercation as it was coming to a close and documented it on camera. On the video, law enforcement officers can be seen attempting to separate three ladies who are fighting while a throng forms around them.
Some of the onlookers pull out their mobile devices to shoot their own footage. As the officers try to keep the women under control, mall security can be seen breaking up the mob. When one of them, a lady with blue hair who cannot be named, attempts to get off the ground while being restrained, an officer from the Arlington Police Department gives her a verbal warning to remain still and not move.
The police has one hand on the can of pepper spray that is pointed at her face, while the other hand is grasping a fistful of her blue hair. She is attempting to free herself from the officer’s hold as she struggles to do so. He then grabs the woman by her hair and directs a stream of spray into her eyes, forcing her to grip her face in anguish as she is being pulled closer to him.
Videos of the brawl taken from a variety of perspectives spread over social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Although there were claims in some forums that gunfire was involved, there were no videos or other proof to support such claims. A few hours after they broke up the brawl, the Arlington Police Department made an official statement on Twitter describing what happened since the rumor mill had gotten so out of control and was spreading false information.
The incident reportedly started “between a big group of youths inside the mall,” as stated by the Arlington Police Department. According to the statement, “Once authorities arrived and brought the situation under control, they were able to determine that no bullets were fired – and that no one was gravely harmed.” Although the Arlington Police Department has stated that “several teenagers” have been detained and are facing charges of fighting in public, they have not disclosed the total number of kids who may have been engaged in the altercation or who have been arrested as a consequence of the altercation.
What is the Parks Mall at Arlington?
|One of the Parking decks at Parks Mall.|
|Wikimedia | © OpenStreetMap|
|Coordinates||32°40′48″N 97°07′46″W / 32.6800°N 97.1295°W Coordinates : 32°40′48″N 97°07′46″W / 32.6800°N 97.1295°W|
|Address||3811 South Cooper Street|
|Developer||Homart Development Company|
|Owner||Brookfield Properties (51%), CBRE Group (49%)|
|No. of stores and services||180|
|No. of anchor tenants||8|
|Total retail floor area||1,510,000 square feet (140,000 m 2 )|
|No. of floors||2 (3 in Dillard’s, 4 in Parking Garage outside J.C. Penney)|
The Parks Mall at Arlington is a retail center that first opened its doors in 1988. It is located in South Arlington, Texas, between the cities of Fort Worth and Dallas, between 3811 South Cooper Street (FM 157) and Interstate 20.1996 was the year when it had a makeover.
- It is widely considered to be one of the most popular retail areas in the Metroplex.
- It has been referred to as “an overloaded entertainment hotspot” by the Dallas Morning News.
- It is the second-largest mall in Tarrant County, behind the North East Mall, which is also one of its competitors.
- The department shops Dick’s Sporting Goods, Dillard’s, J.C.
Penney, and Macy’s, as well as Nordstrom Rack, are among the most important anchor stores.
What was the first anchor store in parks at Arlington?
History – The Parks at Arlington was constructed in 1987 and had its grand opening in 1988. Homart Development Company and Herring Marathon were responsible for the development of the mall. Dillard’s, Mervyn’s, and Sears were the original retailers that served as the mall’s anchors.
In 1989, Dillard’s underwent a vertical expansion by adding an additional level, bringing the total to the 3rd Floor rather than the 2nd Floor. The expansion took place in 1990, and Foley’s, which is now known as Macy’s, was added as the fourth anchor shop. After a period of 5 years The mall now has five anchor stores, with JCPenney serving as the fifth.
In 2002, it underwent yet another round of expansion by adding a new wing that housed Galyan’s (which is now known as Dick’s Sporting Goods) and The Great Indoors. The Great Indoors went out of business in 2003, and Steve & Barry’s took over the location some time in the middle of the 2000s.
- After Mervyns closed its doors in 2006, the space it occupied was filled by a variety of new businesses, including as Barnes & Noble, The Cheesecake Factory, and Forever 21.
- In 2016, Round1 Amusement took over the location that was once occupied by Steve and Barry’s.
- It was revealed that Sears will be going out of business on July 11, 2020, as part of a larger plan to shutter 28 shops around the country.
Since then, in the month of August 2021, it reopened under the name Sears Hometown Inc.