The heyday of Jamestown Mall in north St. Louis County may have been years ago, but the 41 year old shopping center didn't close its door for good until earlier this week. With the lack of a major anchor store and few remaining tenants, the owners closed the center and have plans for a redevelopment, but that could be several years away.
A meeting is coming up to discuss the future of the property on North Lindbergh which at one time housed Macy's, JC Penny, Sears, Dillard's, a multi-screen movie theater and dozens of other major retail outlets. Local residents and business leaders have been invited to the North County Recreation Complex on Redman Road at 6pm Monday to share their concerns and ideas. There are five owners of various tracts of land that houses the mall, and St. Louis County officials have expressed concern that no redevelopment will be possible unless the county has a say in the mall's future. The majority owner has indicated a desire to build a housing development, senior living and new retail space.
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