Instead of the former 360-degree ring of food stores, the north side of the food court houses eateries, while the south side is home to the offices of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services.
McCracken said that brought an additional 50 employees to work daily at the mall.
While some stores closed on the food court level, additional restaurants opened along Court Street over the years.
Most recently, Five Guys Hamburgers and Fries and Qdoba Mexican Grill opened along the Court Street side of the mall.
The Outback and Chili's restaurants have also renewed their leases with further renovations to their dining rooms on the way.
McCracken said the mall's ability to provide a variety of dining options — either in the food court, or in restaurants along Court and Clendenin streets — has been a key to its success.
"The Charleston Town Center has long been the dining center for young professionals in Charleston," she said.
The mall has also begun catering to more high-end tastes in the last year with the opening of new stores Sephora, White House Black Market, Coach and Francesca's.
The expansion will continue in 2013 as well.
Mall officials recently signed a lease with Express — which used to be a mall tenant — to move into the former Abercrombie & Fitch location on the mall's second floor.
In addition to taking over the Abercrombie space, Express will expand into the space previously occupied by the Lids store. In turn, Lids is moving across the way to an expanded store location next to the FYE store.
Officials have also signed a new lease to bring West Virginia's first Teavana specialty tea shop to the space formerly occupied by the Frontier Communications store.
McCracken also said a new Zumiez store will cater to the younger demographic.
The Seattle-based board store specializes in marketing "cutting edge clothing, footwear, accessories, DVDs, hard goods for skate and snow for active lifestyles," according to the company's website.
"It's going to be a high school boy's dream come true," McCracken said of the store.
All three new stores are expected to open in the first half of 2013, in time for the mall's 30th anniversary celebration.
McCracken said that in addition to opening new stores, the mall plans to offer specials to customers throughout the year.
One particular special includes rewarding random customers at the mall's stores and restaurants with gift cards on the 30th of each month.
McCracken said that the mall will have a prize patrol that will patrol the mall and into its restaurants and award random customers with mall gift cards valued between $30 and $100.
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