Mall recycling 20k tons of concrete from old Sears store

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

The Sears at Woodland Mall during demolition

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – If you have been to the Woodland Mall lately, you may be wondering what is going to be done with the rubble that was the Sears store that used to anchor one end of the mall.

Demolition on the store started in August. The store was one of several that Sears announced was going to close in 2017.  The concrete store was built 50 years ago and will become a Von Maur store later in 2019.

The mall says that they started recycling the more than 20,000 tons of concrete last week and that the process will continue for another month.  The crushed concrete will be used for building pads, the base of the parking lot and other grading during this expansion phase of the mall.

The concrete crushing will be done onsite and the mall only expects minimal disruption to mall operations during construction.  The recycling will go on six days a week, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.