Music City Mall Lewisville is celebrating its grand re-opening and the culmination of a months-long effort to rejuvenate the mall, including new retailers and activities for kids. The free event will kick off with live music and free activities for children and families starting 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at Music City Mall — Lewisville.
The re-opening comes almost a calendar year after the mall was sold at auction to John Bushman and Investment Corporation of America for $17.3 million. The group has poured money into the mall, made substantial repairs to its infrastructure and aggressively pursued new tenants and local musical acts, with the end goal of making the mall a fun place to be as much as a fun place to shop.
Investments include new signage, a two-story playground, high-definition televisions throughout the mall and several classic car displays. General manager and sales director Natalie Boyer said the mall saw more than a million cars’ worth of traffic in April, and the numbers have trended upward since then.
Upcoming tenants include national clothing retailer Citi Trends and the Hall of Horrors Haunted House. Over the weekend, it was announced that the mall’s Sears, which is closing as part of a nationwide downsizing for the brand, was purchased by the Korean grocer Zion Market.
The grand opening event will be headlined by Kevin Quinn and Olivia Rodrigo, stars of the Disney shows “Bunk’d” and “Bizaardvark,” with a musical performance by Quinn at 6:30 p.m. The event will also feature a magic show, live music, face painting, jugglers, a petting zoo, carnival games and free giveaways.