SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Less than two months after the Eastfield Mall officially closed its doors, demolition of the building has begun.

Crews have begun tearing down the outside walls of the mall. They are making way for the property to be redeveloped into a mixed-use commercial and retail hub sometime in the coming years.

The Springfield City Council approved a special permit for Onyx Springfield Crossing to redevelop the property at 16-55 Boston Road. Onyx, which is based in Needham, plans to build a more contemporary retail and commercial development at the mall site.

The total cost of the redevelopment will fall between $65 and $85 million and will take approximately two years to complete. The development will include national brand tenants who will be announced at a later date as the development project advances.

Mayor Domenic Sarno, telling 22News, “Its very exciting and I am going to keep pushing on economic development to build on the already $5 billion of economic development we’ve done in our city.”

The Eastfield Mall in Springfield officially closed its doors on July 15th after 55 years.

Here’s where businesses in Eastfield Mall are relocating

Agawam, MA
• Incredible Toys – New Location: 270 Main Street, Unit: A

Holyoke, MA
• Donovan’s Irish Pub – 80 Jarvis Road
• Raw Beauty Brand – 141 High Street
• Exotic Scentsations – Holyoke Mall
• Milan Menswear – Holyoke Mall
• Midnight Odyssey Crystals – Holyoke Mall
• Perfume Club, Inc. – Holyoke Mall

Ludlow, MA
• Millennium Nails – 346 West Street

Springfield, MA
• A Blast From the Past & More – 518 Main Street, Indian Orchard
• Bliss Threading Place – 1760 Boston Road
• Blunt Park Universe – Breckwood Shops, 457 Breckwood Blvd.
• Cellular Galaxy – 1924 Wilbraham Road
• Charlene’s Boutique – 180 Eastern Avenue
• Dress for Success Western MA – 45 Lyman Street
• Ethics Beauty Supply – 1400 Boston Road
• GodUs Boutique – 5 Taylor Street
• Mykonos II – 1441 Main Street
• OM Party & Floral Shop (Formerly “A Dollar”) – 1101 Boston Road
• Rapid Cuts Barber Shop – 439 Main Street
• The Capanna – Downtown Marketplace 1365 Main Street
• Tranquility Day Spa and Salon – 1300 Boston Road, Unit B

Wilbraham, MA
• Mall Barber Shop – 2440 Boston Road
• School of Fish – 2133 Boston Road

Enfield, CT
• Calm Panda Smartshop – Enfield Square Mall, 90 Elm Street
• New Age Wrestling – Enfield Square Mall, 90 Elm Street

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