NANUET, NY (CBSNewYork) – For shoppers in Rockland County, today marks the official end of an era as the Nanuet Mall closed its doors for redevelopment.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

1,500 retail positions and more than 1,000 constructions are expected to be created.

Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack says what is to come is like a smaller Woodbury Common meets Main Street U.S.A.

It’s been a long, lingering death for the Nanuet Mall and town taxes have dried up along the way.

At last count, the mall was down to really a hair salon and a restaurant on the inside.

“Every tenant is out and they’re in there now actually starting the demolition,” Gromack told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane on Wednesday.

A health club and an upscale grocer could join the development.

Sear’s and Macy’s remain open as anchor tenants.

The plan is for the new shopping experience to be open to the public in the fall of 2013.

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