Simon Property Group’s Barton Creek Square to Undergo Food Court Renovations
By Anca Gagiuc, Associate Editor
Simon Property Group Inc., the Indianapolis-based real estate company that owns a large percentage of retail space in Austin, has started remodeling work at the food court in its Barton Creek Square shopping mall in Austin. Completion of the project is scheduled for November 2013.
Law Kingdon Architecture has been contacted to create the design and Law Company Inc. was selected as contractor for the upgrades.
The redesign entails the installation of bar-height seating equipped with charging stations, the addition of hand-washing stations, renovations to restrooms and extension of the already existing family restroom, and the replacement of the current flooring and seating that can accommodate 500 shoppers. The investment amount has not been made public.
Most of the works will be done at night so that it doesn’t affect the activity of the food court.
Barton Creek Square was built in 1981 and its last renovation took place ten years ago. It’s one of the largest shopping centers in Austin, encompassing 1.4 million square feet.
Besides Barton Creek Square, Simon owns and manages Austin’s The Domain shopping center and the Lakeline Mall. The company employs approximately 5,500 people across the United States and has a market capitalization of over $90 billion.
Photo courtesy of Simon Property Management.