Hamburg town supervisor James Shaw talked about Hamburg topics during this week's "State of the Town" address, such as the 2020 shoreline along Lake Erie but also about the future of the McKinley Mall.

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According to WIVB, Shaw says in order to save the mall, the complex must be "born as something new." He says he will push for aggressive marketing strategies to keep it alive.

“I hope to exert all the pressure that the town can bring to bear to reverse the state of atrophy and lay the groundwork for the mall’s reimagining and rebirth under an infusion of new capital and new leadership,” he said.

Ideas for the mall moving forward include:

  • Mixed Use Development
  • Recreation/Entertainment Center
  • Medical Center
  • Retail

Sears is leaving the mall in the matter of weeks and if you've been at the mall, it's clear it needs some changes.

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