Charleston Town Center Announces Streetscape Project

UPDATE 7/31/13 @ 10:20 a.m.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- First inside, now the Charleston Town Center Mall is looking to renovate the space outside the shopping center.

During a news conference Wednesday, General Manager Tom Bird announced a streetscape project for the Court Street side of the mall.

The mall released images of what the outside of the mall will look like once the renovation project is completed.

The biggest part of the project will replace all the sidewalks to make it more attractive for people to walk by the mall.

The mall also plans to add green space along Court Street, along with lamp posts that provide better lighting. The mall will also remove the loading zone in front of Tidewater Grill.

This renovation project is expected to be completed by November 1.

Last year the mall completed a six-month, $7 million renovation project that upgraded the interior, including new floors, furniture, floor plans and restrooms.

Right now, 10 storefronts sit empty at the Charleston Town Center Mall. The storefronts are considered small spaces and add to about 1,000 square feet of the mall, according to mall officials.



ORIGINAL STORY
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- It's a fresh look to a 30-year-old shopping experience.

The Charleston Town Center Mall just completed a six-month, $7 million renovation project to keep downtown a shopping hub.

Some of the upgrades include new floors, furniture, floor plans, restrooms and more to keep the mall experience and vision alive.

Kim Jarrouj shops the mall and thinks its important for malls to evolve with the times.

"We, as members of the community, enjoy a good shopping experience and I think the renovations here have enhanced our experience, not only the renovations but the new stores they put in the mall," Jarrouj said.

Kids will also enjoy their own area as Charleston Area Medical Center is sponsoring a new indoor play area and family restroom in the mall.


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