Renovations to the former Georgetown 14 Cinema are expected to cost $15 million as part of an operating agreement the dine-in theater chain has reached with building owner Fabio de la Cruz.
Work on new community center set to start in International District
The nearly 15,000-square-foot building, about two miles south of the new Window to the World project along Lafayette Road, will be called the International District Community Center.Read More
Lafayette Square Mall owner delays reopening, developing much bigger plan
Sojos Capital principal Fabio de la Cruz—who introduced an ambitious $200 million project for the northwest-side property in November 2021—said the new master plan will require much more investment and involve multiple development partners.Read More
Temporary space set up for Lafayette Square Mall tenants
Owner Sojos Capital said more than 20 Lafayette Square Mall tenants will set up shop on the first floor of the former Sears building and will not be required to pay rent.Read More
Lafayette Square’s new owner points to $50M in upgrades so far
Owner Fabio de la Cruz said said the investment is only the start of what’s expected to be at least a $200 million project through his firm Sojos Capital LLC.Read More
The shopping center at 3919 Lafayette Road, now known as Window to the World, was expected to reopen on Nov. 21, ahead of Thanksgiving weekend shopping.
Improvements are already evident in the mall with promises of more to come.
Sojos Capital said it has already begun multiple upgrades to the property, including replacing the roof, changing HVAC units, interior and exterior painting, and additional security enhancements.
The city on Wednesday confirmed it has received an incentive application from Sojos Capital LLC for tax-increment financing but declined to provide additional details.
Fabio de la Cruz has a plan to transform Lafayette Square Mall and several adjacent properties into a multicultural hub, including a concert center, movie theater, hotel and multifamily housing.
Plans for the shopping center property call for a new name and multiple new uses, including apartments, hotel, sports facilities, concert center, a police station and a public trail and canal.
The mall’s proposed sale is considered by industry experts to be welcome news for a lower-income neighborhood trying to make a comeback.
Leaders of a collegiate contest for real estate development elected the struggling west-side shopping center as a case study. The winning entry suggesting wiping the slate clean.
This Lafayette Road eatery is more than your standard taco and burrito strip-center restaurant.
The Big Car arts collective is shifting into a higher gear, with a budget this year of $250,000, a new westside events hub, and a paid staff that no longer fits into a sedan. Executive Director Jim Walker provides a front-seat view.
Mary Chalmers, a neighborhood liaison for the city, will leave that post to lead the effort to improve the area near 38th Street and Lafayette Road.
Second in a month-long series of numeric restaurant reviews. This week: 3 in 1 Restaurant on the west side.
A $20 million improvement of West 38th Street between Guion and High School roads that is set to begin next month is the first in a series of initiatives that stakeholders hope will revive the real estate fortunes of the area anchored by Lafayette Square Mall.