NAMPA, Idaho — The City of Nampa is getting excited over some new developments coming to the Karcher Mall. The iconic mall was built back in 1965 and has fallen upon hard times lately, with a number of retailers moving out.
The ghost town feel of the mall is about to change, however. Rhino Investments out of California recently bought the mall. They have announced plans to demolish the east wing of the mall, change the design, add apartments, more parking and build a call center. These big plans have city leaders pretty excited.
“The area around Karcher Mall is a buzzing busy area it’s a major intersection not only in the community of Nampa but really in the state. And to have redevelopment of the Karcher Mall area is a positive investment and improvement in our community as a whole,” said Mayor Debbie Kling.
More good news, word is that a number of major retailers in the mall currently will likely stay there. The renovation project has a price tag of about 50 million dollars. No word yet on when the project will begin.