Leigh Mall Getting a New Look, Name

COLUMBUS, MS – Courtesy of the Dispatch and Grant McLaughlin

Hull Property Group Vice President of Government Relations John Mulherin has announced that they will be renaming the old Leigh Mall to “Columbus Place” as part of an ongoing effort to revamp the structure & parking lot, as well as attract new businesses to the location. He stated that “One of the things that we’re doing is transforming the property . . . Certainly, a name change is in alignment with that because it’s just not a mall anymore. It’s going to be an outward-facing power center. So, the thought was while we’re transforming the look and feel, the name change is appropriate as well.”

Leigh Mall – Soon to be Columbus Place – Dispatch staff photo – Grant McLaughlin

He went on to say that interior demolitions of the old Zales, JCPenney and Books-A-Million are done, while exterior work has already been underway for some time on the outside face of the mall. Work on the facade is anticipated for completion in late Summer. Infrastructure and parking lot improvements are next on the list. “We should have it certainly buttoned up before we get into the Black Friday and holiday shopping season,” Mulherin said. “That’s our goal.”

“It’s the business that we’re in,” he said. “We loved the property. We love real estate. We love the community. We think there’s really no such thing as bad property, it’s only bad stewardship of property, and we certainly consider ourselves good stewards of property. As a good steward, you have to invest in your property.”

Please click here for the original article: https://cdispatch.com/news/2023-04-27/goodbye-leigh-mall-hello-columbus-place/

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