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