West Town mall opened on August 2,1972, and to celebrate its 50th anniversary a ” blast from the past” gathering was held on August 2, 2022. The event included a live DJ, food, prize giveaways, and other treats from the mall’s very own vendors. A memory wall was also something special to the event. It connected the generations of people who have been to and shopped at the mall in the past with the young people who may have only been to the mall a couple times before. People were able to write and share their memories. One man wrote that he was 19 years old when the mall originally opened. He worked at the former Miller’s department store. He was even at the grand opening of the mall. The West Town mall still seems to have a home in Knoxville’s present. All the memories that were shared and the new memories that were formed made the celebration a night to remember.