Kennedy Mall is a shopping mall located in Dubuque, Iowa. The mall is located just north of Dodge Street (U.S. Highway 20) at the intersection of Dodge and Wacker Drive. The street address for the Mall is 555 John F. Kennedy Road. Cafaro Company owns the mall.In April 2007, the Cafaro Company announced that it was moving forward with plans to renovate Kennedy Mall. The project will be completed in 2 phases, with work beginning in 2007. Changes to the mall will include the replacement of floors, entrances, landscaping, and parking lots.
The interior renovation has been met warmly from local residents. As part of the plan, the mall's signature center water fountain will be removed to make room for retail space. The fountain had not be active in years and was more of an eyesore than anything else. Many of the 37-year old mall's parking lots, sidewalks, light posts, signage, landscaping, and exterior walls were in disrepair, and will be completely renovated by the fall of 2008.
A new children's play area, sponsored by The Finley Hospital, will open by late June 2008. The renovation is a result of the positive business climate in the area as well as the addition of additional retailers in the area, proving that Dubuque was ready for redevolpment of the mall.