The Shops at Hilltop’s new owners, mayor to discuss future Thursday

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The new owners of The Shops at Hilltop, formerly known as Hilltop Mall, is set to join Richmond Mayor Tom Butt at a neighborhood council meeting on Thursday to discuss and answer questions about the future of the community surrounding Hilltop.

The free event by the Fairmede Hilltop Neighborhood Council will take place in the student center of Hilltop Community Church, 3118 Shane Drive in Richmond at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28.

As we reported in the past, the buyers, identified as LBG Real Estate Cos. and Aviva Investors, say the short-term plan is to give the mall a makeover with fresh décor and signage to draw in new tenants and more shoppers. In the longterm, developers want to revamp the property into a project with mix of uses such as retail, housing, office and a hotel.