CBL & Associates Properties Announces 2013 Renovation Program

Thursday, January 24, 2013

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Thursday announced that in 2013 it will complete multi-million dollar renovations at three market-dominant CBL Malls.  Projects are scheduled for completion this year at Friendly Center in Greensboro, N.C.; Greenbrier Mall in Chesapeake, Va.; and the Mall of Acadiana in Lafayette, La.  

CBL makes it a priority to reinvest in its portfolio of dominant regional malls, enhancing their appeal to both retailers and shoppers, officials said.

“Renovating our malls is an ongoing priority for CBL,” said Stephen Lebovitz, president and CEO. “These enhancements ensure that each mall remains a top shopping destination, attracting great new retail and restaurant names and creating a shopping experience that consumers will enjoy.” 

The Mall of Acadiana will receive contemporary design improvements, including updated entrances, paint, new interior décor and graphics, upgraded restrooms, remodeled food court, new landscaping, as well as new amenities, including soft seating areas. Friendly Center’s renovation will include updated walkway canopies and landscaping. Greenbrier Mall will receive new upper-level carpet, paint, restroom upgrades, landscaping improvements, as well as a newly designed food court including new tables and chairs.


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