TULSA A $50 million expansion and renovation project will convert Tulsa's 635,000-square-foot Southland Shopping Center to an enclosed mall, its new owner says.
Robert B. Aikens & Associates of Troy, Mich., purchased Southland from the Max W. Campbell Foundation for an undisclosed price last summer.
The late Campbell, a Tulsa developer, built Southland in 1965 at a cost of $10 million. The mall is on the southeast corner of East 41st Street and South Yale Avenue, across 41st from the 450,000-square-foot Southroads Mall.
When the Southland project is completed next yer, it and neighboring Southroads will rival Woodland Hills Malls at 71st Street and South Memorial, developers say.
With 1.4 million square feet, Woodland Hills is the state's largest shopping center under one roof.
Southland will be expanded to 800,000 square feet and 150 tenants with the addition of second tier shops, Aikens & Associates said. It will be renamed "Tulsa Promenade."
The center's anchor tenants, J.C. Penney and Dillard's, have announced they will expand and renovate their stores to complement the new theme.