Rouse Properties to Redevelop Bel Air Mall in Mobile
MOBILE, ALA. — New York-based Rouse Properties Inc. has unveiled plans for a redevelopment of Bel Air Mall, a 1.3 million-square-foot regional mall in Mobile. Once complete, the renovated property will be known as The Shoppes at Bel Air. Renovations will include the redevelopment of the enclosed mall space into a streetscape with retail and high-volume restaurant concepts fronting on Airport Boulevard, as well as an interior cosmetic revamp, improved lighting, interior landscaping, soft seating and high-end finishes and amenities. Rouse recently inked a lease with Belk Inc. to open a new 237,000-square-foot flagship store, which will take the place of an existing Sears location. Construction on the new store is slated to begin in January 2016 with completion slated for that fall. Other tenants to join The Shoppes at Bel Air include a P.F. Chang’s and Grimaldi’s Pizza, which will open 6,000-square-foot and 3,500-square-foot locations, respectively, on the newly designed streetscape.