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Bayshore Town Center future plans unveiled at open house

Posted at 9:46 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 07:11:42-04

BAYSHORE -- Bayshore Town Center redevelopment plans were on display at an open house Monday evening at the troubled shopping center.

In recent years dozens of stores have closed, restaurants like Sprecher's and Hom have shut down, the movie theater went dark and anchor stores now sit empty.

The plans call for tens of millions of dollars in redevelopment funds to revitalize the center.

While the rotunda will stay, the indoor mall and Boston store box will be demolished.

Tenants that are in the mall and want to stay will be moved to some of the empty storefronts on the exterior of the mall.

Plans say the demolition of the building will make way for a hotel, more apartments, and senior housing. Developers say the central green space of the Town Square will remain an active "four season" destination.

Resident Maria Monreal-Camaron overlooks the square from her apartment and is looking forward to what's to come.

"I can't tell you how excited I am truly. Optimistic that this is really really what we need. The vision that I've seen, all of the descriptions that I've heard about are really going to be a shot in the arm for this area I'm really really excited" says Monreal-Camaron.

Developers can't say what stores are staying and what stores are going, or what new stores may be added because leases are confidential. Construction is expected to start this summer, and be completed by fall of 2020.