SEBRING – As Lakeshore Mall undergoes major renovations and upgrades, mall General Manager Jennifer Cheek, who has worked for the mall since Nov. 1991, has resigned.
B.V. Belk Jr., owner of B.V. Belk Properties based in Charlotte, North Carolina, confirmed Friday that Cheek officially retired as Lakeshore manager effective Aug. 1.
Belk Properties purchased the mall, 901 S. U.S. 27, for $14 million May 8 and Cheek has been instrumental in getting the changes and upgrades moving along, Belk said Friday from his home office.
He said the mall would be now be managed by Heather Levesque of Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle, a financial and professional services firm specializing in commercial real estate services and investment management.
“I was sad to see her retire but it’s her choice. She was really helpful in getting us to where we are today. She’s been great,” said Belk.