We have received a first look of what could change at Fayette Mall after Sears closes at the end of the year.
According to the Lexington Division of Planning, leaders at the mall have submitted a plan that would divide the former Sears store up into three sections for new stores and restaurants with a walkway connecting both sides of the mall.
Blueprints for the project show the front and back entrances would be expanded out into the parking lot and what's now the second floor of Sears would no longer be used for business.
Plans also call for a new restaurant in the parking lot near the Nicholasville Road and West Reynolds intersection.
Mall officials have not said what new businesses could replace Sears.