A 110,200 square foot store strip, known as The ANNEX SHOPS, was situated along the south rim of the parking area. It housed an A & P supermarket, So-Fro Fabrics, US Post Office and liquor store among its fifteen tenant spaces.
The complex was rededicated with a Monroeville Mall Mardis Gras event held concurrently with the Kaufmann's grand opening. A few months later, the Horne's store on the opposite end of mall was rededicated. It had also been expanded with a third level, enlarging it to 240,400 square feet. At the south end of the shopping hub, the ANNEX SHOPS were also expanded. Burlington Coat Factory opened a new store in the peripheral plaza.
As THE DISTRICT was being completed, a 10 million dollar interior renovation of the existing mall was also performed. With all work finished, MONROEVILLE MALL and THE ANNEX housed 1,466,400 leasable square feet, with a combined tenant list of over one hundred and eighty stores and services.
The original Penney's was then gutted. The majority of its area became the state-of-the-art Cinemark Monroeville Mall 12, which showed its first features November 7, 2013. The first floor of the old Penney's was carved into a (20,000 square foot) H & M. It made its debut on September 12, 2013.
The first floor space of the old Boscov's was rebuilt into a (54,000 square foot) Dick's Sporting Goods. This store, a relocation of an existing ANNEX SHOPS location, held its official dedication August 3, 2014.