WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) – Owners of a once-thriving western Pennsylvania shopping mall say they hope to demolish the nearly vacant property and replace it with a mixed-use development.
Century III Mall PA, an affiliate of Las Vegas-based Moonbeam Capital Investments, said in court documents Friday that they hope to redevelop the West Mifflin site into “office, residential, hotel, entertainment and restaurant uses.”READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Bitter Blast Takes Hold For The Weekend
The owners said they intend to keep the portion containing the sole remaining tenant, J.C. Penney.READ MORE: Firefighters Battle Fire, Frigid Cold Temperatures At Rodi Arm Apartments In Penn Hills
At its peak, the 1.3 million-square-foot Century III Mall had 200 stores and restaurants, but it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September. Moonbeam Capital bought the 40-year-old property for $10.5 million in 2013.
West Mifflin officials closed the mall in February, calling it “unsafe and uninhabitable” due to a broken water and fire suppression system.MORE NEWS: Parents Frustrated After Violent Week Across Pittsburgh Public Schools
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