Renovation project to begin at Oklahoma City's Penn Square Mall in spring

The Oklahoma City shopping mall renovation will include redesigned mall entrances, an upgraded food court and new restrooms.
BY JENNIFER PALMER jpalmer@opubco.com Published: August 17, 2012
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Penn Square Mall is about to get a new look.

The Oklahoma City shopping mall will be remodeled, mall management announced Thursday. Planned projects include redesigning the mall entrances, upgrading the food court and renovating restrooms.

New retailers will be announced during the project, which is expected to be complete in the spring.

The food court overhaul includes an expansion to include healthier food options and local flavor, plus new floors, tables and chairs.

Officials say work will be done in a way that minimizes customer inconvenience during operating hours.

Jeff Dozier, general manager of Penn Square Mall, said the remodel represents a complete transformation to better serve the needs of customers and visitors.

Penn Square Mall, owned by Simon Property Group, marked its 52nd anniversary this year. The last time it was remodeled was in 2000.

Mis Gaston, a mall spokeswoman, said she couldn't release the cost of the upcoming project but that it represents “a significant investment” in the property.

CREATE Architecture Planning and Design in New York has been chosen to oversee the project and construction will be performed by Pepper Construction Group of Chicago.