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Monday, January 14, 2008

Decatur Mall renovation/expansion plans

Decatur Mall's new managing company, Atlanta-based Jones Lang LaSalle, outlined their plans to revitalize the 1970s mall to mayor Don Kyle last week, according to the Decatur Daily. The plans include relocating the Regal Cinemas movie theater and a new freestanding structure for small shops. The city will provide funding for infrastructure improvements, including constructing an access road on the southern side of the mall. Decatur Mall was built in the 1970s and has been deteriorating in the past few years. Its anchors include Sears, Belk, JC Penney, and Dillard's.

According to the article, another change is happening to the mall this month. Dillard's is consolidating their stores in and around the mall. A "grand reopening" is scheduled for February.

UPDATE: According to Bidclerk, the mall renovation is planned to commence in September, and will also include adding outdoor entrances to certain stores.

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