An east end mall is about to undergo major changes that will transform the mall into a plaza.
ONNtv / SaultOnline.com has confirmed with local mall management , Terry Slewidge that the Wellington Square Mall will become a plaza format with store fronts facing Trunk Road.
The Mall has been owned by a Toronto based management company since it first opened in the early 1980’s. At that time the mall attracted about 30 national and locally owned stores including Radio Shack, Saans and Red Apple. Boulder’s department store was the western anchor of the mall with the A&P food stores as the other major anchor. The mall also had sit down restaurants and various offices including the first call centre occupied a large space for about five years.
In recent years most of the mall has sat vacant, only attracting small locally owned businesses .
There has been no date given as to when renovations will begin on the shopping centre. Some of the tenants that have spoke with SaultOnline.com say they remain in the dark as to what exactly the plans are. Other tenants have also been told to leave. It’s expected that the IDA drug mart will remain at the Trunk Road shopping centre along with the Food Basics grocery store. It has not been confirmed if the existing mall area will be demolished or renovated into a plaza format.
More details surrounding the plans for the Wellington Square Mall will become public in a few weeks according to sources.