Demolition crews are making progress tearing down the old Seminole Mall to make way for the new Seminole City Center.
Existing tenants, Bealls and Stein Mart have long-term leases and will stay put. The latest renderings show other potential stores, include: Ulta, Kirklands, Lane Bryant, Home Goods, Five Below and Payless.
"Indoor malls seem to be a thing of the past,” said Community Development Director Mark Ely. “With Internet sales and costs involved, you're going to an outdoor-mall concept."
Ely says integrating a downtown pedestrian feel will make this mall unique.
"I think a combination, a mixture of a village concept with a cinema, the retail anchors to help the strip center and then all of the outparcels with sit-down restaurants and some of the variety of tenants that don't exist in the Seminole area will make this project a success," Ely said.
Seminole residents and people who will shop at the new center can make their voices heard at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Council members will vote whether to approve the proposed development plan. The 7 p.m. meeting will take place at Seminole City Hall, located at 9199 113th Street North.