New owner plans much different look for Independence Mall

New owner plans much different look for Independence Mall

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The new owner of Independence Mall is planning a "sweeping redevelopment" of the property.

Rouse Properties announced on its website that it will transform the the mall from a fully enclosed space into an open-air retail destination.

"The redesigned space will feature a grocery-anchored power center, a completely updated enclosed mall corridor, a modern lifestyle streetscape of upscale dining and retail options, and a multi-tenant building complex that houses a wide array of specialty service providers," the company said on its website.

Reports say Rouse Properties purchased Independence Mall for $45 million.

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