Port Richey, FL – A new mall management team hopes to polish the image of Gulf View Square, with a flock of new stores coming soon, a social media push and other initiatives.
A fixture at U.S. 19 and Embassy Boulevard since its 1980 opening, the mall suffered several defections during the Great Recession. Closures included Old Navy and the Gap. Linen ‘n’ Things went bankrupt, but T.J. Maxx took over that space in 2010.
Last year, then-Pasco Commissioner Michael Cox called the area around the mall “ground zero” for redevelopment plans along the U.S. 19 corridor. Cox made the comment in response to concerns expressed by the manager of a store in the mall over the state of Gulf View Square and the adjacent Piers shopping center, which lost its Target and Circuit City stores.