Everyone in the Tampa area is familiar with the "Big 3" malls under construction in the Wesley Chapel area; the Grove which has opened Phase I, the Shops at Wiregrass with a planned fall opening, and the Cypress Creek Town Center, which now has a delayed opening date.
Recently work was halted on the Cypress Creek Town Center over permitting issues. We also learned this week that there is a hiccup in plans to serve alcoholic beverages at the Cobb Theatres under construction at the Grove.
More on the mall sprawl in today's paper.
Hiccups and permitting issue delays aside, there is little question that shoppers will be drawn from several counties to this future "shoppers heaven" when the three malls open, located only several miles from University Mall with a planned renovation.