WATCH: This Dayton Mall building is transforming from auto center to new restaurant

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Former Sears Automotive Center at the Dayton Mall transformed into new Outback Steakhouse

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

The former Sears Automotive Center is no longer recognizable except for its location at the Dayton Mall.

The building and surrounding landscaping and parking lot have been renovated for a new Outback Steakhouse and another unnamed tenant.

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Construction of a new Outback Steakhouse at the Dayton Mall has transformed the former Sears Automotive Center in to a modern looking building that will also include retail space. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

The building now features a very updated look with soft earth-tone colors, trees, landscaping and newly paved parking design.

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Construction of a new Outback Steakhouse at the Dayton Mall has transformed the former Sears Automotive Center in to a modern looking building that will also include retail space. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

Miami Township Trustees announced in October of 2017 that plans for use of the build had been approved for property owners Seritage Growth Properties.

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Construction of a new Outback Steakhouse at the Dayton Mall has transformed the former Sears Automotive Center in to a modern looking building that will also include retail space. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

The renovation is a beginning phase of the much-anticipated long-range plan adopted for the area by the Miami Twp.-Dayton Mall Joint Economic Development District board.

An opening date for Outback Steakhouse has not been announced.

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