Local church hosting ‘largest trunk or treat in the 757’ to help ‘scare up business’ at Chesapeake S
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Local church hosting ‘largest trunk or treat in the 757’ to help ‘scare up business’ at Chesapeake S


RADAR IMAGES WHEREVER YOU GO. (ANITA) NEW TONIGHT: A LOCAL CHURCH IS TEAMING UP WITH CHESAPEAKE SQUARE MALL TO “SCARE UP BUSINESS” THIS HALLOWEEN. (TOM) THE MALL HAS STRUGGLED TO KEEP TENANTS OVER THE YEARS. BUT 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S GEENA AREVALO IS HERE TO EXPLAIN HOW THE CHURCH IS TRYING TO CHANGE THAT, GEENA? (GEENA) TOM AND ANITA, THE MOUNT WESTERN BRANCH IS HOSTING WHAT’S BEING CALLED THE LARGEST TRUNK OR TREAT IN THE 7-5-7 AT THE MALL TOMORROW EVENING. (GEENA) CHURCH LEADERS TELL ME A BIG CROWD IS EXPECTED AND THEY WANT VISITORS TO STAY AND SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES INSIDE. IT MAY BE HALLOWEEN SEASON BUT PASTOR DEANNEEN GOODRICH DOESN’T WANT THIS PLACE TO BECOME A GHOST TOWN. DEANNEEN GOODRICH/THE MOUNT WESTERN BRANCH PASTOR WHEN I HAD THE VISION TO DO THIS, I REALLY JUST WANTED TO SHOWCASE THE MALL, THE LIFE THAT’S HERE AT THE MALL AND THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF BUSINESSES STILL HERE GOODRICH’S CHURCH IS PARTNERING WITH CHESAPEAKE SQUARE MALL TO HOST A TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT FOR KIDS ON HALLOWEEN. THE EVENT IS A FUN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL TRICK OR TREATING BUT GOODRICH HOPES FAMILIES WILL STICK AROUND ONCE THE EVENT IS OVER. THEY SHOULD COME, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT LIVE IN THIS AREA CONSIDER COMING IN AND SHOPPING AND SEEING THE VENDORS THAT’S HERE THE 30 YEAR OLD MALL HAS SEEN FOOT TRAFFIC DWINDLE OVER TIME. AS 10 ON YOUR SIDE HAS PREVIOUSLY REPORTED, TWO OF THE MALL’S SIX ANCHOR STORES HAVE SAT VACANT FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS. OTHER PARTS OF THE MALL HAVE MORE STORES EMPTY THAN OPEN. BUT MANY OTHER STORES ARE STILL IN BUSINESS AND THE MOUNT WANTS TO HIGHLIGHT THAT. I WANTED THEM TO SEE THAT THE WESTERN BRANCH AREA IS REALLY JUST A GROWING AREA AND THAT THE MALL HAS MUCH TO OFFER WE’RE TOLD NEARLY 50 VENDORS ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE TRUNK OR TREAT INCLUDING LARGE CORPORATIONS LIKE COX COMMUNICATIONS, CHICK FIL A AND GOLDEN CORRAL. GOODRICH HOPES IT’S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR THE MALL’S FUTURE. THERE WILL BE A WHOLE LOT THE DOLLARS ADD UP AS A RESULT OF THIS EVENT (GEENA) KOTARIDES DEVELOPMENT HAS PLANS TO REVITALIZE THE PROPERTY TO INCLUDE NEW RETAIL, DINING AND LIVING OPTIONS BUT IT COULD BE A WHILE BEFORE THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENS. THE TRUNK OR TREAT IS FROM 5-7:30 AND THERE WILL BE A DJ AND BOUNCE HOUSES INSIDE THE MALL. FOR MORE INFORMATION, HEAD TO WAVY.COM GEENA AREVALO 10 ON YOUR

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