Lakeview Square Mall now under new management

Battle Creek, Michigan – A new management company is taking over Battle Creek’s Lakeview Square Mall and it’s aiming to revitalize the shopping destination.

Lakeview Square Mall has been open for about 30 years now. In that time, there have been up periods and down periods. People around here are hopeful with new management things will be heading in a good direction.

Scott McIntee has owned the Mrs. Fields in the mall for five years.

“It’s been a struggle, but it’s going to improve,” he said. “That’s my true belief.”

His shop sits in the center of the mall.

It’s one of around 80 storefronts in lakeview square mall.

About ten of those are empty right now – including four in this center area.

Cushman and Wakefield, the new management company, is turning its immediate attention to filling these spaces.

“You got to a car dealership. You don’t want to see an empty lot,” McIntee said. “You’re here to pick out a car, and if they only have one car available, you’re going to go somewhere else.”