Brown Mackie College to offer classes at Circle Centre Mall

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INDIANAPOLIS - A new tenant is moving into Circle Centre Mall.

The Simon Property Group says Brown Mackie College is leasing 25,000 square feet on the fourth floor for a satellite campus.

With the exception of the movie theater and arcade, the fourth floor has been vacant since the nightclubs closed in 2006.

Brown Mackie says the space is ideal for the 200 students expected to take classes downtown.

"It is centered in the heart of Indianapolis which gives us the opportunity to reach students downtown," said Elizabeth Ramirez, Brown Mackie College. She also said parking and restaurants were a factor in the college's decision to offer classes there.

Workers are converting the space now. It will house 21 classrooms and three computer labs. Plans are to open the campus in early October.

The mall still has 20,000 square feet of vacant space on the fourth floor, but Brown Mackie does have the option to expand.

Asked about the soon-to-be vacant Nordstrom's space, a Simon official said there was no deal yet, but there has been a lot of interest in the site.