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.
Between January and August 1987, the interior of the mall was also refurbished. The Gimbels / Kaufmann's Court was remodeled, with its Clock of Nations dismantled. New ceilings, skylights and landscaping were installed.
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 was rededicated. It had been expanded with a third level, enlarging it to 240,400 square feet. Additional sales area was also added to the ANNEX SHOPS, which now housed a Burlington Coat Factory store.
As THE DISTRICT was being completed, a 10 million dollar mall renovation was also performed. With all work completed, MONROEVILLE MALL, THE DISTRICT and THE ANNEX housed a total of 1,466,400 leasable square feet, with a tenant list of over one hundred and eighty stores and services.
The original Penney's was 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 had been refashioned into a (20,000 square foot) H & M, which debuted September 12, 2013.
Meanwhile, the first floor 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 grand opening on August 3, 2014.