Transformation of Citadel Mall continues

Transformation of Citadel Mall continues
May 07 15:04 2018 Print This Article

Charleston real estate investor Richard Davis of Trademark Properties recently purchased the Sears space at Citadel Mall. The anchor store is scheduled to close in August. Davis and his investment group purchased the interior of the West Ashley shopping venue in early 2017. They later purchased the former JC Penny space and signed a long-term lease with MUSC, which plans to open an out-patient clinic there.

Davis has previously discussed his intention to open a traveling sports event center at the mall. Youth teams in basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, dance and other competitive ventures often travel more than 200 miles to participate in tournaments. The Davis model will make such competitions more affordable and convenient for local athletes and could attract thousands of visitors to the area each weekend. He envisions a venue which could accommodate 12 basketball games or 24 volleyball matches simultaneously.

Citadel Mall has been transformed since being purchased by the Davis investment group. Flip Gym, a gymnastics and tumbling studio, opened there in January and has clients coming from all over the Lowcountry. Local restaurant chain Tattooed Moose will be opening its third restaurant at the mall later this month. With increased foot traffic, more restaurants will find the mall to be a great place for business. The abundance of free parking is a major attraction at the site.