Wausau Mall Would Be Razed For Public Market, Retail Development Under Plan

Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) -- The long-troubled downtown Wausau mall would be mostly torn down and transformed into a public market, along with retail, office and residential spaces, under its owner`s development proposal.

The proposal is the latest plan for the downtown retail space, where former anchor stores have closed one by one in recent years, casualties of broad declines in brick-and-mortar retail. Shopping malls have been in decline across the nation for more than a decade, and vacant spaces across the country have been demolished or converted into residential space. The Wausau City Council on Tuesday approved a plan that includes city tax aid to help move the project forward....

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