Bellevue is a neighborhood of Nashville, located roughly 13 miles southwest of the downtown area via Interstate 40. It is incorporated as part of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. In the 1950s, Bellevue was a small community which existed primarily to serve the needs of nearby farms. It was located mostly along the railroad tracks near the Harpeth River, and had only a few buildings such as a hardware store, post office, and a Masonic lodge hall. The suburbanization was made official when the United States Postal Service changed the designation of the office there from "Bellview, Tennessee" to a branch of the Nashville office in the late 1970s. Since the year 2000, Bellevue has grown in population and development in the already established areas along Old Hickory Boulevard and Hwy 70S, as well as in the more affluent and rural developments off Tennessee State Highway 100. The three commercial retail "hotspots" in the Bellevue area are located near the Highway 70/I-40 interchange, at the intersection of Highway 70 and Old Hickory Boulevard; and near the intersection of Old Harding Pike and Highway 100. Bellevue is the home of a failed regional shopping center, the Bellevue Center Mall. Purchased by Bellevue Development, LLC on December 10, 2007, mortgage financing was secured to redevelop the site into a retail lifestyle center. However, the main structure of the Bellevue Center Mall is now completely vacant except for one anchor store, Sears. Though plans to redevelop the mall were approved by local government, the old mall building still stands and there are currently no signs of future construction. Currently it is owned by Inland Western Real Estate Trust.