44-year-old Sandusky Mall to add housing in redevelopment
By Al Urbanski – 12/21/2020 Chain Store Age
Ongoing renovations at Ohio’s Sandusky Mall include a housing development.
Sandusky Mall, a million-sq.-ft.-plus property that annually welcomes the millions of roller coaster enthusiasts visiting nearby Cedar Point Amusement Park, hopes to be welcoming residents when its current renovation is completed.
Like many owners of regional enclosed malls, Cafaro Company is not only recalibrating the tenant mix of its properties, but also adding green spaces. In the case of Sandusky Mall, which opened in 1976, it will introduce a housing complex in what it calls a “dramatic transformation.”
New retail tenants include Five Below, which will inhabit a 10,276-sq.-ft. store and Another Broken Egg Café—a breakfast, brunch, and lunch concept that will fill a 5,100-sq.-ft. space. Hobby Lobby and Shoe Dept. Encore joined the mall earlier this year.
Longtime tenants include J.C. Penney, T.J. Maxx, Best Buy, Target, and Cinemark.