WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Towne East Square, a property of Simon, announced plans for a multi-million dollar interior and exterior makeover.

It is the first since 2008. Work is expected to begin early next year. A spokesperson says crews will transform the existing center with contemporary improvements and elevated landscaping to create a brighter, more inviting and updated atmosphere for shoppers.

Additional plans include:

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H&M store inside Towne East Square
  • Re-imagined mall entrances featuring wood and glass detailing and updated signage
  • The addition of outdoor seating areas to create pedestrian friendly zones
  • Landscaping improvements at outdoor entryways, both vehicular and pedestrian, as well as in parking fields
  • Updated exterior entrance monuments and way-finding signage to further assist shoppers in locating stores and restaurants
  • Updated flooring throughout the second level
  • New paving encompassing drive lanes and over 5,000 parking spots

Construction activity will be complete by spring 2023, timed with the opening of Scheels. Scheels is a destination sporting goods and entertainment store. The 220,000 square foot retail space will feature a variety of attractions, including sports simulators, a saltwater aquarium, wildlife mountain, and Gina’s Café, a restaurant serving specialty treats, soups, and sandwiches.

Other anchors at the mall include Von Maur, Dillards, JCPenney, Round One Entertainment, Old Navy, and H&M.