The New Sudbury Centre is investing $1.8 million to renovate its food court, which hasn't been updated since 1984.
The update has been a long time coming and will “definitely” be worth the wait, said a press release from the mall.
“If you’re going to do something this big, it better be remarkable,” said mall manager Genny Beckerton. “Once people see this, they will definitely be gushing over it.”
The new food court will boast 88 additional seats and two new kiosks (Booster Juice & Kernels). It will “feel less like a cafeteria and more like a courtyard,” the press release said.
“We are aware of how important this space is to the community,” said marketing director Brenda Folz.
“Some people come in every day and relax, catch up with friends, eat and shop. Our goal has always been to make this an experience that they walk away feeling great about.”
In 2013, HOOPP Realty Inc. (managed by Morguard Investments Ltd.) purchased the New Sudbury Centre and has been working diligently to improve the shopping experience.
The press release said the food court is “an integral element of the shopping experience,” since food brings people together.
“The New Sudbury Centre wants to bring people together in a warm, beautiful and accessible environment,” said the press release.