Demolition crews are set to make way for a $106 million overhaul of the old Northwest Plaza Mall in St. Ann.
The nearly two-million square foot property has sat vacant for years and will be rebranded as “The Crossings at Northwest”.
On Tuesday elected officials took turns taking a sledgehammer to the old Sears Automotive Center, located at the corner of Lindbergh and St. Charles Rock Road.
It was once the region's largest shopping mall. Some even billed it as the largest mall in the world.
Now, the vacant Northwest Plaza in St. Ann is up for sale by a group of lenders who need to get the 122-acre, 1.8 million square foot site off their books by 2012.
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A group of cities in north St. Louis County want to install speed cameras on Interstate 70.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Ann and other cities agreed this week to apply to the Missouri Department of Transportation for permission to use the cameras.
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