MALL MAKEOVER: Groundbreaking Thursday

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City leaders will help break ground on renovations for Merle Hay Mall Thursday.

The mall is adding Flix Brewhouse, Iowa’s first cinema that holds a restaurant and microbrewery. It’s all part of a mall makeover, including a new facade and new stores, like Massage Heights.

Crews tore down the south parking deck in August to make room for Flix Brewhouse.

Merle Hay Mall officials say construction should be done sometime next summer.

The groundbreaking is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.