‘Big Difference Between Nostalgia and Progress’: New Sketches Reveal a Reincarnated Coventry Mall

Coventry Mall rendering
Image via WFMZ-TV 69 News.
An artist's rendering of The Shoppes at Coventry.

While much of the renovation plans for Coventry Mall remain unclear, new sketches reveal ideas to return the mall to its former glory, writes staff for WFMZ-TV 69 News. 

There were many attempts to revive the mall, and the current renderings depict that big changes are on the horizon. 

To be renamed The Shoppes at Coventry, the property would undergo a transformation to create outside store entrances like a strip mall. The interior will be closed for redevelopment. 

Anchor stores Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Boscov’s, and JOANN Fabrics will stay. Work is underway to add new tenants like Big Phil’s restaurant and more. 

“I grew up as a kid running through the mall,” said Phil, owner of Big Phil’s. “There’s a big difference between nostalgia and progress, and I think that now, finally, we’re seeing some real progress.” 

He said he is looking forward to the future of the mall and community. 

Read more about Coventry Mall at WFMZ-TV 69 News.