New shopping and food options coming to the Franklin Park Mall

New shopping and food options coming to the Franklin Park Mall

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) - Four new restaurants, two new retailers and a remodeled Build-A-Bear Workshop are set to make their debut at Franklin Park Mall this summer.

Don Juan Mexican Restaurant is set to open in June.

Mr. Hero, Burger Guys, and Nestle Toll House Café by Chip will also bring new flavors and dining options to the mall.

Mr. Hero and Burger Guys will open in the food court, while Nestle Toll House Café by Chip will be located near Aeropostale in the mall's expansion wing.

In late summer, the first BoxLunch location in the Toledo-area will open next to Yankee Candle. BoxLunch offers pop-culture themed products that will help provide meals to local food banks for every $10 spent on their merchandise.

Maurices will also join the new retail arrivals and will be located between Ulta and Dave & Buster's.

Mall leaders hope these announcement will make the mall attract a wide-ranging, diverse crowd.

"It is a very healthy time in retail right now. Starwood has done an excellent job of really taking Franklin Park Mall and adding an entertainment component," said Franklin Park Mall marketing director Casey Pogan.

And it is a strategy that malls like Franklin Park have to continue to follow in order to adapt to changing trends of online shopping.

"It's definitely a time for revitalization, figuring out what people want at a mall environment. Several retailers across the country have been closing stores, we have been lucky enough to not have that happen," said Pogan.

Most of the new stores and restaurants are set to be open by the end of summer.

Maurices is slated for a fall grand opening.

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