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Sycamore Mall Update
IOWA CITY (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
The Sycamore Mall is about to get a much-needed face lift, and become the Iowa City Marketplace.
The mall's owners say the idea is to give people a more social, community-based experience.
Store owners are hopeful it does just that. They say business has been lagging, especially since Von Maur left the mall earlier this year. They're hoping the redesign will bring more customers through the doors.
"The bottom line is, if we can just survive, get a little bit of a redevelopment, a little bit of a reface, I think it'll prosper," said Pizza Ranch owner Brandon Pratt.
Not every business owner was that optimistic. Some are worried about the lack of a concrete timeline. Mall owners are hoping to have construction started in about six months.