If you have not driven down Grape Road in the last few weeks, University Park Mall looks a lot different.
Demolition of the old Marshall Field's department store is well underway.
The mall hopes to have it done by the end of the month.
Field's was an original part of the mall when it opened in 1979.
A new shopping area, set to open in the spring of 2008, will go in its place.
Mall General Manager, Sara Zappia said, “As we've said all along a bookstore, a couple of restaurants, up scale retail. Hopefully in another month or so we'll be able to release those names, but I think the community is going to be pleased.”
Most of the materials being torn down will be recycled.
The mall says very little will end up in the landfill.