Owners of two Dayton-area malls changes name

A company, which owns two local shopping malls, has changed its name and appointed a new top leader.

Washington Prime Group Inc. — formerly WP Glimcher — has control over The Mall at Fairfield Commons and the Dayton Mall. The group said the name change to Washington Prime Group was effective immediately.

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The company has also appointed Sheryl von Blucher as a director of the company. Her appointment fills a vacancy on the board created by the retirement of Marvin White, according to a company release.

“We are fortunate to have Sheryl as an addition to our board,” said Jacquelyn Soffer, a director on the board. “Given her wide-ranging strategy and leadership experience, Sheryl will be an important contributor as an advocate for driving growth and shareholder value.”

The Mall at Fairfield Commons has seen significant renovations within the past year. The mall just started its second phase of redevelopment, focusing on the interior redesign of the facility. Construction is expected to be complete by late October. Phase one of the redevelopment project was completed in 2015.

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