The Macomb Mall on Gratiot Avenue in Roseville will undergo an $8.4 million facelift that includes new stores along with exterior and interior enhancements. (AP Photo/ The Macomb Daily, Ray J. Skowronek)
ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — One of the largest malls in Detroit’s northeastern suburbs is undergoing an $8.4 million makeover that will include the addition of a major retailer as well as [auth] other new stores.
Macomb Mall opened in Roseville in 1964. The 921,000-square-foot facility is one of the first enclosed malls in the area. It has 85 specialty stores, as well as Sear’s Kohl’s, Old Navy and other major retailers.
The makeover will include demolition of the Silver Star movie complex. A new theater is planned, according to The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens (http://bit.ly/1eEYk5d ).
A 50,000-square-foot Dick’s Sporting Goods will take the place of a former Crowley’s department store.
Lormax Stern Development of West Bloomfield bought the mall in the spring.
“We are teed up and ready to go,” said company executive Jason Horton.
The Roseville City Council has approved brownfield rehabilitation financing incentives for the mall makeover.
Don Morandi, Macomb County deputy economic development director, said the brownfield approach is ideal for the project.
“It’s an anti-urban sprawl tool,” Morandi said. “This company could have decided to go out to a green-space area in the north end of the county, but instead they are redeveloping an older urban site. We feel this project has tremendous potential and we couldn’t be any happier.”