By Audrey Cooney
HANOVER — Crews demolished the final sections of the old Hanover Mall on Wednesday, clearing the way for construction of the planned Hanover Crossing shopping and entertainment center.
The former mall closed early this year, and demolition began in the first week of March.
A massive heap of debris filled the parking lot of the property on Washington Street as backhoes tore into the old building, which will be replaced with an open-air retail, entertainment and lifestyle space as part of a $225 million development project called Hanover Crossing.
Market Basket and Showcase Cinemas have both signed on to anchor the new development. Two restaurants, Ten Pin Eatery and Barstow Tavern have also both signed on to have locations at Hanover Crossing.
Lloyd Sova, vice president of development for project developer PREP Property Group Inc., said last fall construction of the retail portion of Hanover Crossing is set to wrap up in February 2021. Businesses would then open the next month.