Feb. 22, 2017 02:12 PM

For the past 12 months, Acadiana Mall has been updating its tenant mix through renovations and new store openings.

The mall announced Feb. 22 that among its recent retail additions are nationally known brands like Pandora Jewelry, located at Center Court, and Food Court additions Charleys Philly Steaks and Hot Dog on A Stick, the latter owned by local franchisee Tye Hebert.

J.Jill and rue21 opened in the summer of 2016 and collectively occupy more than 10,000 square feet of retail space. J.Jill, located between the mall’s Main Entrance and Center Court, is a women’s specialty clothing retailer offering petite, misses, women’s and tall sizes. rue21, located next to Sears, offers clothing and accessories for young men and women.

Additionally, Champs Sports, Jimmy Jazz, Kids Foot Locker and Motherhood Maternity underwent renovations last year.

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