Charleston Mall gets an upgrade

Charleston Town Center Mall is in the midst of extensive renovations now, with the total cost about $7 million. The front courts of the major department stores are being renovated, new carpet and tile floors are going in, and center court is being expanded. The mall will also have a new tech bar with multiple outlets for plugging in laptops and mobile devices. More of the plans were unveiled yesterday at a Charleston Urban Renewal Authority meeting. The work should be finished in time for the beginning of the holiday shopping season this fall.