Long ago are the glory days of the Eastern Hills Mall but that just might change, at least in the next 10 years or so.

According to WGRZ, Uniland Development will take the Eastern Hills Mall and transform it into a mixed-use lifestyle community. It will have shopping, restaurants, entertainment, places to live, work, hotels for tourists, recreation, and even green space.

They already have started the 'first phase' in the redevelopment of the Eastern Hills Mall.

"When we really looked into it and studied the demographics of the area, turns out the mall is central to the most favorable demos in the region," said Carl Montante, vice president of Uniland. "So this was a no-brainer, location, demos, lots of brand recognition. So we said, 'we can pull this off, let's do it."

"Well we've got business parks larger than 100 acres, but we've never undertaken a project like this in terms of multi-use, the density. We are essentially creating, not just buildings, but a whole new community," added Montante.

The Eastern Hills Mall first opened in 1971 and is one of the landmarks in the north towns. If this plan happens the way it's supposed to, it will likely mean big changes for residents of Amherst, Clarence and Williamsville.

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