50 years ago, ground was broken for Bismarck’s Kirkwood Mall.
Now, the Mall is undergoing a face-lift.
Part of the reason for it was a flood the mall suffered a year ago. Proceeds from the insurance settlement will help pay for the renovation.
Plans include new flooring, new paint, new chairs and places for people to stand or sit around small tables.
Keith Grotewald owns Lee’s Hallmark, one of the original stores in the mall, opening in 1970. He said the mall has changed along with shoppers’ wants and needs.