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Rolling Acres Mall site set for $100 million dollar redevelopment; will create 500 new jobs in Akron

In a 12-1 vote, Akron City Council approved a measure to sell the Rolling Acres Mall site to a private developer

AKRON — 500 new jobs appear ready to head to the old Rolling Acres Mall in Akron.

In a 12-1 vote, Akron City Council approved a measure to sell old Rolling Acres Mall to a private developer. We are told that employer would build a $100-million dollar facility and guarantee $30-million dollars in annual payroll. What's still unclear is who the employer will be.

WKYC's Chris Tye broke this story earlier on Monday and attended the Akron City Council meeting. Afterwards, he filed this report on Facebook Live:

The mall site has sat unused for years.