Rutland mall to be replaced with mixed-use shopping center

RUTLAND, Vt. (WCAX) Rutland officials say the owners the Diamond Run Mall plan to tear it down and start a new shopping center from scratch.

The plans, first announced in September, call for the new property to include mixed-use, incorporating retail and recreational spaces.

For years many businesses inside the mall struggled to stay afloat and the two department store sites had to close down.

"That's kind of exciting, I think for the whole area that after a long period of slow decline, that the owners are looking to re-energize that property because it's a significant piece of retail here in the area," Rutland Mayor David Allaire said.

The mayor says the owners' plans may include an outdoor design.