September 7, 2004--Posted at 6:02 pm CDT, updated at 8:08 a.m.
JONESBORO -- If you've driven through the intersection at Highland Drive and Stadium Boulevard lately, you've probably noticed that construction is finally underway on The Mall at Turtle Creek.
C onstruction on Jonesboro's new mall was supposed to begin in June, but mall developers Belz- Burrow suffered a setback concerning a nearby drainage ditch, which cost them about sixty days of construction time. As Bruce Burrow watches over the mall property from his nearby office balcony, he says the setback was minor. "W e've purchased all the houses we needed, we've closed on financing and as you can see we're creating a lot of dust," said Burrow.
Construction workers are working from sun-up to sundown seven days a week in order to stay on track and move onto the next phase of construction. "V ery soon we'll start putting concrete in the ground so that we can start erecting the steel," said Hipsh.