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Owners Unveil Plans for Town and Country Shopping Center
Monday, November 27, 2006
Article from November 30, 2006 edition of Dayton Business Journal
Dayton, OH — One of the region's oldest shopping centers, Town and Country in Kettering, will undergo significant upgrades beginning this spring. Officials with the center's owner -- Columbus-based Casto and Skilken Properties -- announced Tuesday their intent to renovate the center's facade as well as build several new retail buildings. The first phase of the project is expected to cost $5 million and be complete by fall of 2007. The Town and Country announcement comes on the heels of several large retail developments and upgrades in the Dayton area putting more pressure on existing retail centers. The Greene, a $186 million lifestyle center opened this summer while the Dayton Mall is in the midst of a $20 million addition. The new Dayton Mall Village consists of a 96,000-square-foot center in front of the mall with tenants such as Jared Jewelers and PF Chang's China Bistro. Frank Petruziello, vice president and principal at Skilken said the redevelopments will solidify Town and Country. "The new fašade, coupled with enhanced landscaping and new out lot retail spaces will make the center more dense and pedestrian friendly, following national trends," he said. The project -- designed by architect Ford & Associates -- will include two 4,000-square-foot retail buildings as well as new parking layout and brick walkways. "I'm sure the proposed changes will insure that the mall continues to be an epicenter of activity foryears to come," said Mark Schwieterman, Kettering city manager. Town and Country Shopping Center, which dates back to 1951, is located at Stroop and Far Hills Roads in Kettering. The 300,000-square-foot center is home to tenants such as Books & Co, Traders Joe's and Stein Mart.

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