A multi-phase renovation started in 1987. A vacant L.S. Ayres store was expanded. It opened, as a Bacon's, in September 1988. The mall was being reconfigured with a new Picnic Food Court. An interior facelift was also performed. This project was finished in November 1989. A new Limited-Express Wing was completed in November 1992. Now officially known as MALL ST. MATTHEWS, the complex encompassed approximately 700,000 leasable square feet and over eighty stores.

The Picnic Food Court, installed in what had been a Roses variety store.
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