The mall's short and small history starts in 1990, as the first of three phases opened to the public. At the time, the center's acting anchor was an AMC 16-screen operation. The second phase was completed 4 years later, adding another eight screens to the AMC, becoming the namesake 16 screens. The last phase came in 2002, adding a four-story office building and an expansion of GAP. The movie theatre underwent a few name changes the following years. AMC became Muvico in 2010, and Muvico became Cinépolis shortly afterward.
Today's CoCo Walk contains about 30 spots for commercial or office development. The offices are located on the area's fourth floor. The third floor contains the theatre and a couple spots. The second floor has a few local shops and a sports bar. The first floor holds the GAP and Victoria's Secret stores. One retailer on the second floor is a cross clothing store and Pan American Airlines museum (maybe in correlation with the old NAS a couple blocks away?). As I said before, there is a vacancy problem here.
As for renovation/redevelopment/expansion, there's not much to be done here. Expansions are unnecessary when there are vacancies, and there is nowhere to go. Renovations aren't needed when the mall isn't that ugly or dated. Redevelopment isn't necessary too. Turning it into full offices would decline the downtown as part of the stores are destroyed. Demolition would be downright pointless. Don't fix it if it ain't broke.
|Directory. I dunno how I would explain the shape of this.|
|Those tables are for a Starbucks on the corner.|
|Looking across at the theatre.|
|All four floors in full view here. That is a gym at the top.|