The owner of Washington Square Mall said Friday the building will not be converted into a strip mall. Gene Hahn's statement comes after Schnucks announced plans for a new store to be located where the former Elder-Beerman sits. Schnucks will move from its current location across Washington Ave.
Hahn, who called the store an 'asset', said demolition will begin in late November. He also said the mall plans to make facade changes in the near future.
Schnucks said it will also build a store at Boonville-New Harmony Rd. and U.S. 41.