Broadway Mall in Hicksville will show off the results of a major face-lift this weekend during two days of grand reopening activities.
The mall renovations focused on updating the exterior of the main entrance by removing the existing pillars and reworking the facade. The project also included new flooring and ceilings in interior walkways. Outdoors, new benches, seating, foliage and flowers were added, mall officials said.
In the spring, the mall will welcome fast-food chain Chick-fil-A as a new tenant. Chick-fil-A signed a lease for a 4,800-square-foot restaurant space. In August, the Oyster Bay Town Board approved a special-use permit to allow a drive-through at the planned free-standing Chick-fil-A.
The mall location is among at least three that the Atlanta-based fast-food chain plans on Long Island, including Port Jefferson Station and Commack. The Port Jefferson Station location, the Island’s first Chick-fil-A, opened in October.
“Investing in Broadway Mall is an investment into the strong community of Hicksville,” said Gary Karl, executive vice president of El Segundo, California-based Pacific Retail Capital Partners, which oversees the mall.
Pacific Retail did not disclose the cost of the renovations.
Last year, Noodles & Company, Blaze Pizza and Blink Fitness opened in the mall.
“The renovations and added amenities will provide an improved experience, while the fresh dining venues and fitness center should be well-received by local individuals and families seeking affordable and convenient solutions to staying healthy,” Karl said in a statement.
The mall events will start with a ribbon-cutting on Friday at 5 p.m. and live entertainment through 7 p.m. On Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. there will be face painting, a stilt walker, clowns, balloon twisters and costumed characters, including Anna, Elsa and Olaf from “Frozen.”