Westgate Mall gets a makeover

6:09 PM, Jul 30, 2007   |    comments
  • Westgate Mall faced decline in the early 2000s and eventually closed. The shopping center dropped the "mall" name and reopened with new retailers in 2007.
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In 2005 when Dillard’s went out of business the city of Fairview Park scrambled to keep their financial center alive. What they put together was a plan with The Richard E. Jacobs' Group and other investors to tear down the mall, Dillard’s and all and put an outdoor shopping “village” in its place. Today, that village is taking shape. Target is one of the anchor stores; it opened for business last week. The majority of the stores will be open by Christmas. Among them: Verizon, Max’s Deli, Petco and Marshalls. “This place has a new lease on life. That is what Westgate is calling its resurgence, with a new feel and a new look.” The new Westgate keeps or creates 1200 jobs, adds fifteen new stores to the mall, and comes with a price-tag of $32 million.


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