Glendale Galleria announced it has begun renovations on its redevelopment project.

Construction on the shopping center, owned and operated by General Growth Properties, commenced at the mall’s Target court where stone and tile flooring with pixilated patterns are currently being installed. New “polished” flooring will be installed throughout the rest of the shopping center as well, mall officials said.

After the flooring is completed, new hand railings will be added to the Galleria’s JC Penney court along with a new chandelier.

Other components to the renovations include the reconstruction of the mall’s Central Avenue Plaza and entrance, new signage and graphics, a remodeled food court and the relocation of the mall’s escalators.

In a prepared statement, Senior General Manager Larry Martin said the renovation will add “fantastic” improvements and updates to the Galleria.

"When all is complete, our customers will enjoy a more modern ambience, enhanced shopping experience, and of course, Bloomingdale's, our new upscale department store that will offer Glendale shoppers the most desirable merchandise across every category," Martin said.

Renovations on the Galleria are slated for completion in Fall of 2013.

Angela Melero