Simon plans to change the Nanuet Mall into The Shops at Nanuet, an open air Main Street concept. Beginning Feb. 1, the mall entrances will be closed for demolition.
“We’re trying to replicate a downtown experience … in a contained space,” said Tom Schneider, executive vice president of development for Simon. Read more about these changes in this detailing the October informational meeting.
The timeline for the Shops at Nanuet project begins with closing the entrances to the mall to begin interior demolition.
“Before we do anything, we have to barricade off the Sears building, the two entrances that connect the Sears building to the mall and likewise with Macy’s. All the other entrances will remain open as normal and will not be affected at all,” said Sam Fattah, vice president of project management for Simon Property. “So we start with hazardous materials, asbestos abatement. As we all know, these older buildings have quite a bit of that. We have some interior demolition to do as well because some of the asbestos get behind the interior finishes.”
There's already some visual signs of that as the has been closed off and .
After the interior demo finishes, Simon will begin chomping away at the building starting with Boscov’s and the parking garage. They hope to finish demolition by June to begin site work and construction on the Shops at Nanuet. The target open date is 2013 before the holiday season.
Simon Property put up notices on the doors of the Nanuet Mall informing the public of the closure:
Effective 2/1/2012, the Nanuet Mall will be closed to the public for redevelopment.
Sears and Macy's will remain open for business throughout our redevelopment. Please access these stores via their respective exterior entrances.
To get caught up on the Nanuet Mall's development, here are a few Patch articles: