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Louisville east end malls adding stores

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Construction on a new free-standing Jared Galleria of Jewelry Construction on a new free-standing Jared Galleria of Jewelry
A Cinemark movie plex opened at the Mall St. Matthews in May of 2013. A Cinemark movie plex opened at the Mall St. Matthews in May of 2013.
David Jacoby, the manager of Mall St. Matthews, says they will now have four jewelry stores. Jacoby says the Oxmoor and the Mall complement each other rather than compete. David Jacoby, the manager of Mall St. Matthews, says they will now have four jewelry stores. Jacoby says the Oxmoor and the Mall complement each other rather than compete.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two of Louisville's biggest shopping malls -- Oxmoor and Mall St. Matthews, are growing.

Mall St. Matthews and Oxmoor are owned by the same company -- General Growth Properties out of Chicago.

Crews are working to open another new jewelry store at Mall St. Matthews on Shelbyville Road.

"The new store is Jared's," said Mall General Manager David Jacoby. "It's a free-standing jewelry store, owned by Sterling out of Ohio. It's the same company that owns Kays. And since jewelry does well here, they felt they could support a free standing store here at Mall St. Matthews.

This will be the fourth new jewelry store at the Mall. Jacoby describes the Jared Gallery of Jewelry as being more high end.

In addition to the Jared Gallery of Jewelry, three other new stores, including a women's apparel shop, have recently opened there.

But the biggest impact the mall has seen this year is the new Cinemark movie complex, which opened in May.

"The restaurants are slightly up but it does bring families to the center," Jacoby said. "They shop before they go into the theater or shop after they get out."

Oxmoor is winding up a multi-million dollar renovation that includes a new H & M store. The Swedish retailer is expected to open in time for the Christmas shopping season.

Jacoby says the two shopping malls complement each other rather than compete.

"They are doing slightly upscale stores at Oxmoor," Jacoby said, adding "we are more the junior family oriented center, so it's a good balance between the two. And we are one team."

More stores should mean more competition and a better deal for consumers.

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