Jeff McKay, Lee District supervisor, says renovated Springfield Mall will open in October as scheduled

Springfield Mall, renamed Springfield Town Center, is scheduled to have its grand re-opening in October following the completion of the first phase of its renovations. The mall is on track to open on time. Photo Credit: Vornado Realty Trust

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (WJLA) – Northern Virginia residents won’t have to wait much longer to visit the renovated Springfield Mall—the new Springfield Town Center is less than 90 days away from opening.

Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay told the Fairfax Times that the revitalized town center will open as scheduled in October.

A press release from the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PREIT), who is buying the town center from owner Vornado Realty Trust for $465 million, states there will be a grand opening on Oct. 17.

The newly renovated 1.35 million-square-foot retail property will feature a new food court, a Regal movie theater that will sit atop a Dick’s Sporting Goods and several new restaurants when the town center opens in the fall, the Times reports.

Redevelopment of the mall began in November 2012.