Cardtique, a Hallmark store in West Manchester Mall, is closing later this month.

Wednesday, Feb. 26 will be the last day for the store, said Heather McCaskey, district manager for Hallmark.

The store is closing in preparation of a $47 million overhaul slated for the 32-year-old mall.

McCaskey said Hallmark hopes to reopen a store at the mall site once the shopping hub is revamped.

Plans call for the West Manchester Township shopping center to be transformed from an enclosed mall to an outdoor plaza similar to Hunt Valley Towne Center in Maryland.

Mall developers could break ground this spring.

Land-use plans to redevelop the mall will be considered Tuesday by the township planning commission and will go to the board of supervisors on Thursday, March 27.

McCaskey said Hallmark is in negotiations with developers but has not yet inked a deal.

Tony Ruggeri, co-founder of Dallas-based mall owners M&R Investors, hasn't disclosed which tenants will be part of the new mall, other than the anchor stores remaining.

The mall is anchored by Kohl's, Macy's, Regal Cinemas and Walmart, and all four will remain open during construction.

Some other tenants will stay on a month-to-month lease, he said.

Mall owners are working with a small group of tenants to keep them open through construction, finding alternative space in the mall, Ruggeri said.