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The Burlington Mall Will Get a Multi-Million Dollar Facelift

The 50-year-old shopping center will get an upgrade by next summer.


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By next summer, a big renovation will bring big changes to the Burlington Mall.

They won’t get into specifics, but executives at Simon Properties Group say they will spend millions upgrading the 50-year-old shopping center northwest of Boston, according to the Boston Business Journal.

The mall is among scores of others that is losing a major tenant: Sears. The company has closed stores nationwide amid hard times for brick-and-mortar retail. It announced in January it would shutter the Burlington location, which means Simon—which also owns Copley Place in Boston and the Shops at Chestnut Hill—will have a lot of empty space to work with.

“We are excited to redevelop the former Sears’s store with uses that will benefit the community and the existing retailers in these properties,” Simon COO Michael McCarty said in a statement. The work is slated to be complete by summer, 2019.

Right now, the 1.3 million square foot mall is anchored by Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, and Macy’s and Primark, according to the Simon website, features 185 shops, including Apple, Microsoft, Anthropologie, and Lululemon.