Town & Country construction changes

Town & Country construction makes progress (WDTN Photo)

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) –  An entrance into a Kettering mall is shutting down for construction.

T.J. Maxx is making progress at the Town and Country shopping Center. Fencing went up Monday afternoon blocking off the main entrance.

Crews will begin demolishing the glass ceiling and adding walls to the site.

Construction is ahead of schedule, according to mall spokeswoman, Dawn Wyatt. T.J. Maxx is scheduled to open by Fall of 2016, but Wyatt says it could be sooner.

2 NEWS first told you the mall is getting a compete makeover with upgrades throughout the strip. Trader Joes has finished their expansion and Joseph A Banks is open for business at their new location within the mall. However, the outside renovations won’t be complete until next month.

“It’s really exciting, Town and Country has been around forever and it’s finally coming back to life. We have lots of new stores looking to move into the shopping center with new announcements hopefully to come the beginning of next year,” said Wyatt.

The parking lot is also in middle of a makeover. It’s getting straight lined parking instead of the angled parking. The change will add more parking spaces and includes a new entrance at Shroyer Road.

The mall is working to obtain new tenants, Wyatt tells 2 NEWS a national retailer could be signing a lease soon.

As for how the construction will impact mall events, Wyatt says it won’t. Some stores plan to hold trick or treating this year on Halloween.

The free Santa Land photos are typically held where T.J. Maxx is moving. She says the event is still happening, but will include changes.

For event updates, click here.

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