Livingston Mall in Glasgow is set to close after its landlord withdrew a bid to stay in the mall’s lease.
The decision to end lease at the mall comes after the developer of the mall said it will build a new, larger shopping center there, a move Scottish officials are unhappy with.
“I have no doubt that a lot of the people who are working for the developer will now move on,” said John Riddell, director of Glasgow Development Company.
“We will be looking at our options and looking for other opportunities in the city.
I have no question we will go ahead with a new development at the site.”
The developers have been working on plans for the new mall since 2013, and the project has received mixed reviews from Glasgow residents.
The development of the new Livingston shopping center is expected to take at least two years.
Riddell said the mall will be closed until a new deal is struck with the developers.
The company said it is considering several options, including the building of a new shopping center.
The mall is the second of two mall projects in Glasgow to be shut down by its landlord, Livingston Holdings Ltd., which is planning a new tower and a restaurant.
The developer of that project, the Scottish Government, said it had withdrawn a bid from the mall owners in July to keep the site.
The developers said the developers planned to build a $2 billion new shopping and entertainment complex.