A multi-phase renovation started in 1987. A vacant L.S. Ayres was expanded and re-opened, as a Bacon's, in 1988. The mall was given an interior face lift, which included the new Picnic Food Court. These projects were completed in late 1989. A Limited-Express Superplex was dedicated in late 1992. Now officially known as MALL ST. MATTHEWS, the shopping complex spanned approximately 700,000 leasable square feet.