In October of 1980, River Ridge mall opened their doors, and General Manager Louise Dudley was there. Over the years, work has taken her away but she was always drawn back to her original home. When the redevelopment of River Ridge mall began, the new owners knew that Louise was the person they wanted at the helm to manage the new, reimagined space.
In less than 2 years, River Ridge Mall has been transformed. Boasting new stores, a complete makeover outside and inside, and a renewed commitment to local enterprises, Louise and her team have breathed new life into the Lynchburg staple. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they quickly adjusted and adapted to keep business flowing as smoothly as possible. As of August, all of the stores are open, including some brand-new ones, and more renovations and additions are on the horizon.
In this interview, we talk with Louise about her experience with River Ridge mall over the years, what the holiday season looks like in 2020, and what’s in store for 2021. To check out all of their 40th anniversary celebrations, visit their website: shopriverridgemall.com/40th-anniversary.
For more information on leasing opportunities at River Ridge Mall, contact Melissa Faria at Melissa.Faria@am.jll.com.