Mayo Won't be Part of Mall of America Expansion

Posted at: 12/12/2012 8:51 PM
Updated at: 12/12/2012 9:22 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Mayo Clinic will not be part of the Mall of America's expansion, which was scheduled to open next fall.

According to the Star Tribune, a Mayo Spokesman said in a statement that "Mayo Clinic is evaluating new ways to evolve our long-term presence" at the Bloomington megamall, but offered few details.

The expansion on the mall's northside was supposed to include a Mayo wellness outpost, a hotel, more shops and restaurants, and parking. The mall's owner, Triple Five Group, has said the expansion would cost $220 million to $225 million.

Mall officials couldn't be immediately reached for comment.