Fashion Mall expansion shrinks

May 19, 2008
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shoppingSimon Property Group continues to pitch upscale retailers on an expansion of the Fashion Mall at Keystone, although the Indianapolis developer has scaled back the project. The plans now call for the addition of 100,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space to the mall's western wing, Simon reports in a handout to prospective retailers at the International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas. The material also provides a grand-opening date for the mall's new Nordstrom store: September 19. Simon previously said it planned to add 150,000 square feet. The expanded mall will have a total of about 700,000 square feet. Troubles with Premier Properties USA Inc. and its nearby mall proposal Venu may have lowered Simon's sense of urgency to beef up the Fashion Mall.
  • Where are they doing the expansion?
  • Shane, I'm not sure you understood the article. It is talking about the expansion of the Fashion Mall at Keystone.
  • Ugh, what a shame. Hopefully Simon is able to bring in some truly upscale retailers. Indy deserves it.
  • The Western wing? Do they mean dumping the parking garage? Or will they just build over Keystone Avenue?

    This makes no sense. Sure they didn;t mean Eastern Wing?
  • Da Hooey,

    If you look at the complex from it's entrance, the western wing is that portion west of the main thoroughfare that cuts through the project and which is spanned by a pedestrian bridge.
  • I understood that it was for the Fashion Mall.......I hope they release sketches soon, as I think the area for the expansion is confusing, unless they're adding a second floor over pottery barn, ect?
  • From previous posts, it sounds like they're adding a 2nd wing on the west side (over Restoration Hardware, Royal Gallery of Rugs, etc). That way, you'll be able to stay on the 2nd floor from the food court instead of being shuffled downstairs. What's so difficult to understand about that?
  • HUH? C'mon, its late, beers have been involved, and I still don;t understand. Berwick Guy, you usually know your shiit, but I just don;t understand. Is it going to take up more parking space? Add a second floor? Replace some existing sturctures? I'm lost. But I can find my way to the beer fridge. ;)

  • There is still availbale space on the western wing next to the theatre on the second floor.
    There used to be a California Pizza Kitchen there but the space has been empty for years. I read a while back that they wanted to move the food court over by the theatre. Since Chico's has moved to the main hallway, their old space is also available.

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