The new owner of the Music City Mall in Lewisville, Texas, says he will erect an 8-foot tall Ten Commandments monument inside to help shoppers find “peace and love.” The mall’s new owner has installed similar monuments in his other hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants.
Odessa businessman John Bushman recently purchased the Vista Ridge Mall. Along with the Ten Commandments monuments, Bushman is renaming the mall as Music City at Vista Ridge, the Dallas Morning News reported. He purchased the mall for $17.3 million in cash and will spend at least another $3 million in renovations.
Bushman intends to create an atmosphere that will draw shoppers by featuring local musicians, displaying a giant 30-by-60-foot American flag, and installing the Ten Commandment 800-pound tablets.
“We’re not trying to overwhelm anyone or make a statement. We just believe in the Lord’s love,” Bushman told the Dallas newspaper. “That’s the sole reason. We hope when someone sees it, it will touch their heart and give them new hope that day.”