The owner of the former Lafayette Square Mall in Indianapolis on Friday opened a pop-up market for mall tenants as work continues on the property’s redevelopment. Sojos Capital says the market will be set up at the former Sears building, giving tenants a free, temporary space heading into the traditional holiday shopping season.
Sojos Capital is in the midst of transforming the mall into a new shopping center known as Window to the World.
The center was originally scheduled to open on Nov. 21, but earlier this month, the developer said construction delays forced a postponement of the reopening.
Sojos says more than 20 Lafayette Square Mall tenants will set up shop on the first floor of the Sears building and will not be required to pay rent. The tenants include:
- D&L Jewelry Repair
- Elite Wear
- Ghori Jewelers
- Gold & Diamond USA
- I Custom 4U
- Indy Jeans
- JNP Fashions
- Master Portrait
- Nap or Nothing
- Vonnie’s Apparel
Normal operating hours for the pop-up market will be Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The market will have adjusted hours for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The $200 million Window to the World project was announced in November 2021. The goal of the project was to transform the mall on the city’s northwest side into a multicultural mixed-use development featuring a combination of retail, office, entertainment and residential space.
In June, Sojos detailed plans to close the mall for three months beginning Aug. 29 to complete upgrades to the facility, including electrical work and new flooring installation.
The developer says the transformation is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2023.