Springfield plans major Gateway Mall renovation

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Monday, October 07, 2013

The Gateway Mall's proposed redevelopment could end Springfield's long-standing authority to approve anchor tenants.

City leaders have never exercised that authority, but it was important to them when the mall was first proposed in 1988 because the area was coming out of a recession and city officials wanted guarantees that the proposed mall development wouldn’t turn into a “small set of uncoordinated strip malls,” said John Tamulonis, the city’s community development manager, who served in a similar position at the time the mall was being developed.

As The Register-Guard previously reported, the mall’s owner, New York-based Rouse Properties LLC, has submitted conceptual plans for a massive makeover of the enclosed mall . The biggest change under those plans would be the demolition of the food court and 12-screen discount theater to make room for several new large retailers and smaller shops, all accessible from an outdoor walkway. The mall owner has declined to discuss its plans for the mall.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

 

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+5 #1 MrGuest 2014-08-26 03:10:42
I would think that the discount theater is one of the biggest draws to the mall. The people who use it don't have a lot of money to spend but since there aren't any high end retailers at the mall, it make a perfect place for them to shop.
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+7 #2 Movies 12Guest 2014-08-30 19:15:59
I have been going to movies at movies 12 since the day it opened, I sat in the front row of the first movie ever played there. As a kid it was the special place we would go with our dad. Now as a grown up it is the special place I go with my kids. Two of my kids watched their first movie there. We are verry saddened that it will be the end of our family tradition. Sucky move gateway mall!
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0 #3 GuestGuest 2014-10-03 06:19:19
When Kohls was introduced to the Gateway mall the construction interfered with a few small businesses to the point one had to fold up and close it's doors (sweetrivers).W ill this be a repeat of that previous thinking, one would hope not.
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+3 #4 Movies 12 demoGuest 2014-10-10 02:18:24
What a huge mistake!! Was the best entertainment for
families on a budget! Thanks
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0 #5 RE: Springfield plans major Gateway Mall renovationGuest 2015-01-09 01:09:03
What about the gym and pool that closed? Will it be opening??
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