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Medford mall to get a makeover

August 2, 2016

MEDFORD — Construction is expected to start this month on a $12 million redevelopment of Medford Center, including more than 30,000 square feet intended for brewpubs and restaurants.

The shopping center’s Los-Angeles-based owner, LBG Real Estate Companies, on Monday announced that the renovation will include the redesign of the central pedestrian promenade, which has been rebranded as “The Village at Medford Center.”

Much of the new space will be designed for “restaurants, wine bars and breweries,” LBG said.

“While other larger markets in Oregon such as Portland, Bend and Eugene boast multiple well-known larger breweries and/or brew pubs, Southern Oregon, in general, and Medford, in particular, appear to be dramatically underserved,” said David Goldman, LBG managing partner.

“LBG is excited about potentially partnering with an established brewery to open a flagship facility as a cornerstone of this iconic redevelopment.”

Medford Center, with 420,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and theater space, is east of Interstate 5.

The redevelopment will include an “iconic and highly freeway visible tower,” LBG said. Construction is expected to start in late August, with completion in late 2017, the company said.

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