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Roseville Galleria Celebrates

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(Roseville, CA)
Thursday, October 6, 2011

50 new and returning stores opened the section of the mall that was so heavily damaged by an arson fire nearly a year ago.    Eva  Fogerty and Therese Paris were waiting at one set of closed doors, unaware they could enter the mall through a different entrance.

PARIS AND FOGERTY: "I just want to get to the phone store.  I want to go to the Disney Store My daughter's working there and she's so  excited about all of the new stuff, so I want to go see."

Beyond the reopening's big emotional effect, the city's Megan MacPhersen says Roseville is ready for a financial boost, too.

MACPHERSEN: "It's a huge sales tax revenue generator.  It's our second largest for the city about $3 ½ million per year.  So, it's really important that people keep coming out here to shop.  It really affects our quality of life."

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has estimated the total damage at $55 million. Westfield, who owns the mall, is not saying how much the renovations actually cost. 


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