Grand opening for sports complex at mall
A grand opening celebration was recently held for the new sports complex at the St. Lawrence Centre Mall in Massena. The former ice arena is now a turf field. It included a dedication as well an opportunity for the public to view the new facility. It features a Tykes Turf area for young athletes and a Party Zone to host special events. The Shapiro Group, the Montreal firm that purchased the mall from the Carlyle Development Group in January 2017, has plans for both retail, entertainment including a movie theater, and business. From left, mall manager Erica Leonard, Town Supervisor Steve O'Shaughnessy, Amrick Bansal and Jerry Shapiro from the Shapiro Group, Mayor Tim Currier, Seth Belt from the state Department of Labor and sports complex manager Maggie Finen. North Country Now photo by Debbie Morgan.View enlarged photo.