Kanawha Mall is now known as The Shops at Kanawha Plaza and is located in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia. The mall has over 195,000 square foot of leasable floor space in an enclosed area and anchored by Elder-Beerman and Gabriel Brothers. Investors purchased the mall for $11 million in July 2008 and the redevelopment costing more then the purchase price.
The construction to revitalize the mall began in early 2009 and the centre remained opened throughout the construction. The mall was transformed from an enclosed mall to an open air centre in three phases. Construction began in the West and moved east.
The first started at Elder-Beermen doubling their floor space. The construction phases overlapped so that the mall could remain open, therefore some stores were required to vacate their stores or relocate into the Gabriel Brothers end of the stores.
It was important to keep `Kanawha' in the new name of the mall as it was known as the Kanawha Mall for such a long time.
Part of the redevelopment included reconfiguring the mall so that parking is close to individual stores and each retailer having storefront facing to the parking lot.
Read about other Charleston West tourist attractions:
- Avampato - The Clay Centre for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia
- The Beckley Exhibition Coal and Youth Museum, a place to learn the history and culture of an uncommon coal mining region
- Charleston Town Centre is the premier shopping and dining destination in the Tri-State Area
- Kanawha State Forest - a large recreational meeting place for all
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