CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Last year the Charleston Town Center got a $7-million upgrade on the interior. Now the mall is upgrading the exterior of the Court Street entrance.
The $800,000 project got underway this summer and mall Marketing Director Lisa McCracken said the work should be complete by the first week in November.
“It’s coming close to the arrival time of the holiday season and we should be finished in plenty of time,” according to McCracken.
The holiday season officially begins at Town Center with a kick off on November 13.
McCracken said the goal of the upgrade is to give the mall a new look.
“We’re adding more green space. We thought the concrete was a bit dated. We’ve been working with a lot of concrete, moving sidewalks, adding some additional fencing areas,” said McCracken.
While most people won’t notice, there will be a huge change to the entrance for those with disabilities.
“We have tried to be much more compliant, completely with ADA [Americans with Disability Act] levels and sidewalks and access,” explained McCracken, “much more so than before.”
The new entrance will lead inside to new holiday decorations. McCracken said the mall staff has been as busy as Santa’s elves getting ready for the upcoming season.