Leigh Mall auction ends, sells for $3.5 million


COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Going once. Going twice.

Leigh Mall in Columbus sold Thursday afternoon for $3.5 million.

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The on-line auction at Ten-X website began Tuesday with an opening bid of $1.5 million.

Bids were slow to come in until the final moments of the auction. The sellers allowed the auction window to extend twice in five-minute increments.

The winning bid came with about four minutes left in the extended auction.

The mall was built in 1973. It is listed at nearly 320,000 square feet in a high traffic location.