OCOEE, Fla. - Only Eyewitness News is getting a look at how a struggling shopping mall in west Orange County is getting turned around.
One wing had five vacant storefronts, and the mall is 40 percent empty.
Mall walker Joanne Salvati has seen those stores leave
The city said a lot of it had to do with the old management.
"We actually flew to the VP of the old management group and he point-blank said to me and an elected official that he really didn't care about this mall," Ocoee
Shawl Pryor and his company, Moonbeam Capital Investments,
Turning the mall around goes beyond filling up empty storefronts.
Last year, Skywitness 9 HD was over the mall after a woman and her child were ambushed by a man with a stun gun.
"Through our relationship with the city of
The company said the stores won't fill overnight, but they plan to have six new business in by the end of the year. It said they will be bringing in stores that are different from those in Winter Garden Village.