Old Sears building at Oxmoor Center

The closed Sears building at Oxmoor Center. It would be torn down for a Topgolf complex.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The demolition of the old Sears building at Oxmoor Center should happen within the next month as part of Topgolf’s plan to build its first Kentucky complex.

Metro government issued a 30-day wrecking permit for the former department store and a section of the mall last week, a key approval in the years-long effort to open the golf-and-entertainment complex.

"We can confirm that our construction efforts for the future Topgolf Louisville are underway," spokesman Neil DeVries said in a statement.

"While we are still very early in the process and cannot confirm our projected opening date, we are thrilled to be kicking off this development and look forward to welcoming the Louisville community to the Topgolf experience soon."

The permit issued September 15 is for 160,000 square feet at the old Sears and part of the mall. That’s where the three-story facility would be built.

Topgolf developers filed building and other permits with Metro government in May. The pre-construction work began after residents of nearby Hurstbourne lost court challenges over the city’s 2018 land-use approvals.

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