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Northeast Times | January 17, 2022

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Fort Worth: Ridgmar Mall welcomes Welanetz as general manager

Fort Worth: Ridgmar Mall welcomes Welanetz as general manager

Colby Welanetz was recently appointed to the position of general manager at the Ridgmar Mall owned by GK Development Inc.

Welanetz brings over 6 years of retail property management to this new role.

As general manager, he will be responsible for the daily operations of Ridgmar Mall, build professional working relationships with the center’s retailers and ensure an enjoyable shopping experience for mall goers.

Most recently, he acted as the assistant general manager for The Shops at Park Lane, a 33.5-acre mixed-use development that includes 550 luxury residential units, 500,000 square feet of upscale office space and 500,000 square feet of stores, boutiques and restaurants. Welanetz oversaw the management of the property’s operating budget along with the management of the day-to-day operations of two centers that consisted of a combined 300,000 square feet of retail space; one of which went through a major renovation during management oversight.

Prior to that, Welanetz worked as the assistant general manager for the Minnesota-based Rosedale Center, a regional mall with four anchor department stores, more than 10 restaurants, a movie theater and more than 165 tenants. During his time there, he assisted with its multimillion-dollar renovation and expansion and handled an operational budget for the property.

Welanetz earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Portland State University in Oregon. He is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration with a finance concentration at the University of Dallas.

The mall, located at the northeast corner of Interstate 30 and Green Oaks Road, currently features Rave Cinema and SeaQuest, along with a solid mix of specialty stores and local and national retailers. For more information, visit