5 things to know about Vista Ridge Mall and its new owner

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Lewisville’s Vista Ridge mall is under new ownership after the Odessa-based Investment Corporation of America closed on the sale on Halloween day, according to the mall’s new general manager Richard Morton. Here is what both long-time mall goers and new shoppers alike can expect in the coming months:

1. Rebranding to Music City Mall at Vista Ridge

As part of the new ownership, Morton said the mall will also undergo a change of name from Vista Ridge Mall to Music City Mall at Vista Ridge. Morton said the company will invest in constructing new signs in the area surrounding the mall to aid in driving traffic to the mall, as well as making the revitalization known to the community.

2. $3M-$4M to be spent immediately

Though Morton said the mall is in good condition overall, Investment Corporation of America is prepared to shell out $3 million-$4 million on renovations and updates, such as potential pavement and skylight repairs.

 

3. Current tenants comprise 72 percent of total available space

Though there are still some vacant storefronts at the mall, Morton said it is approximately 72 percent occupied. He said they hope Investment Corporation of America’s revamp will aid in growing their tenant base to 100 percent in the near future.

4. Music entertainment to be held nightly

In step with its new rebrand as Music City Mall at Vista Ridge, Morton said it will begin hosting nightly live-music entertainment. He said the decision comes as an effort to turn the mall into both a shopping destination, as well as a venue for entertainment.

5. 10 commandments monuments to be constructed

Part of the aesthetic changes to the mall will include the construction of two separate biblical 10 commandments monuments in the mall—one outside the main entrance and another inside, Morton said.

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  1. Wonderful, when will the music start and what in the world are the two monuments with the 10 commandments being added for?

  2. I’ll start the poll – how long will it take for the first person to be offended by the 10 Commandments???? Personally, I welcome the monuments and say AWESOME!! too. Sounds like Investment Corporation is building a very positive, wonderful environment for all of us.

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Gavin Pugh

Gavin got his chops as a reporter when he was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Lariat. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Baylor University and has since come on board as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition. His beat includes transportation, Plano ISD and municipal government.

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