Back taxes forced the mall to be sold at public auction. The tax assessor's office confirms Montgomery businessman Richard. E. Hanan paid nearly 27-thousand dollars in back taxes for most of the mall property. That doesn't include the old Parisian store.
WSFA 12 News is told the mall owner's Venture 1 of Dothan can regain the property by paying Hanan back at some point over the next 3 years. WSFA 12 News called the Venture 1 office and were told "no comment."