By Edgar Linares, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) — Some new high-end retailers will soon call the Mall of America home.

The stores include Michael Kors, Stuart Weitzman, Armani AX, Naartjie Kids and Bettie Page.

“There are about 10 new retailers with more on the way,” said Dan Jasper, Mall of America spokesman. “Several of them are high-end and they’ll be going to our South Avenue side, which was redecorated last year.”

South Avenue was remodeled with white marble and chandeliers. This year the mall plans to remodel the East Broadway side that stretches from Bloomingdales to Sears. Jasper says the remodel will cost several million dollars.

“It will have an urban loft SoHo feel,” said Jasper.

The mall also plans to open a Sky Deck Sports Grille and Lanes on the fourth floor.

“There will be bowling but there’s going to be a lot of neat aspects to it,” said Jasper. “Including cutting edge video games, some great high definition sports viewing and of course, great food to eat.”

Most of the stores are under construction and will open over the coming weeks.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Edgar Linares Reports

Comments (10)
  1. Jon says:

    I went to the MOA this past weekend for the last time ever in my life. The place is a nightmare to drive around and park and even more of a nightmare to walk around inside due to the tween infested crowds. Then you wait in line for food for 10 minutes and can’t find a place to sit down once you get your food.

    The MOA is nothing but a huge, frustrating waste of time.

  2. Samantha Villagomez says:

    see I told you’all that my trip to the mall of america was grand

  3. Wendie says:

    Well Jon a native learns NOT to go there on the week-end!!

  4. Jon says:

    I live just on the other side of the river and hadn’t been there in years. I never remembered it being that bad except during a holiday but I learned my lesson.

  5. Annie says:

    They need a Target there!

  6. Mike says:

    The MOA is for tourists. I have been there once and can’t think of one reason I would ever go back!

  7. Chuck says:

    The diversity of carbon based life forms is starting to remind me of the bar scene from Star Wars

  8. Sarah Stiger says:

    Fuel prices are skyrocketing, and food prices are going up… another big CCO’ story is about ‘suburbia’s growing homelessness problem’, but yet the MOA is doing several million dollars in redecorating, and adding high-end retailers? Uhmmmm, ok sure, yah that’s a good idea. Wow!

  9. Kim says:

    I like going to the MOA, I go usually during the week cuz it is a lot less crowed. I like to go there and walk in the winter time. Also I like eating at some of the resturants and window shopping and shopping. I can not wait until the Sky Deck Grill and Lanes opens up.

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