New stores: 'They're going to bring people back to the mall'

New stores: 'They're going to bring people back to the mall'

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Officials say the Roseburg Valley Mall is going from "drab to fab" with the new stores coming in.

Gone is the familiar Sears entrance, and in it's place: rue 21. The clothing store has opened in the mall, across from the Tom Tom Restaurant.

A mall spokesperson also says a Marshalls will be here in the next few months.

They say the businesses will do a lot for the community. "They're going to bring people back to the mall and give them a reason to shop again," said Andrea Gagnon, the Roseburg Valley Mall Operations Manager. "It's going to keep people here and able to shop in Roseburg versus spending the gas to drive an hour and a half away."

Gagnon says in the old Sears portion of the mall, people can expect five new businesses.

She says there will also be a sign on the corner of Garden Valley and Stewart Parkway, showcasing upcoming events and sales.