Work To Start Soon On New Fall River Movie Theater At Future South Coast Marketplace
Demolition is almost complete at the former New Harbour Mall in Fall River and construction is only about a week away to transform the site into South Coast Marketplace.
According to The Herald News, the first place that construction crews will work on is a 10 to 12-screen movie theater.
Crews with Callahan Construction Managers of Bridgewater are ready to begin rebuilding next week to transform the site into the South Coast Marketplace.
First up: A 10 to 12-screen theater, returning an entertainment option last offered in the city in September 2007.
CEA Group of Cambridge purchased the New Harbour Mall four years ago. Company principal Steven Cohen announced in October 2015 that his company planned to make it new again.
Market Basket has already committed to the site, buying the eastern end of the 30-acre parcel. The former Kmart store was torn down and concrete footings have been poured to form the edges of the new store.
Company Principal of CEA Group of Cambridge, Steven Cohen, stated that he expects about two dozen stores in the new South Coast Marketplace plaza, along with restaurants, a movie theater, and several other small service stores, such as a barber shop or a dry cleaning facility.
"It is not known when the CEA Group will begin announcing the stores that will locate in the plaza. City officials say they expect those announcements in January or February of 2017. CEA officials [stated that] they will make announcements soon."
Market Basket is expected to open in the summer of 2017 and the rest of the complex is expected to open for business in the fall, developers say.
Santander Bank and Staples are the only two businesses that are still open and operate in separate buildings at the far southwest corner of the site.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez