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.