By Joe McHugh | Glendale Star
After over 20 years of planning, the renovations for Glenfair Plaza on 59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road are complete, and the shopping center is looking more alive than ever.
The 83,000-square-foot center took on new form through the visions of Michael A. Pollack, president of Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investment, who was able to turn around this buried piece of Glendale and bring it back to life.
“(It was) pretty much just a forgotten shopping center or skeleton of a shopping center,” Pollack said. “There was only one tenant left in there when we bought it. We knew that the bones were there, we knew we could create it into something that would be special, and that people would talk about.”
After some touch up fixes to the center, Pollack committed to the full renovation in 2020. The designs didn’t come easily, though, as Glenfair Plaza’s rebuilding plans didn’t make itself clear at the first glance.