Forest Fair Village: Will new management, new branding finally make region's largest mall work?

A fitness center operator who brought her company headquarters to Forest Fair Village in February is now looking to double her space at the region's largest mall.

It could be the first step toward a new mixed-use strategy to revive the 1.5 million-square-foot center, which has operated in the past as Forest Fair Mall, Cincinnati Mall and Cincinnati Mills.

Now 26 years old and 70 percent vacant, the massive retail complex straddling the border of Forest Park and Fairfield is trying to fill its acres of empty space. It calls itself The Forest Fair Village and includes shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation.

WCPO Insiders can learn more about the redevelopment plans and what obstacles stand in the way.


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