FrontRunner Shoes, Kenneth's Hair Salons and Day Spas, Swan Cleaners and Worthington Dental have signed on as tenants at the Shops at Worthington Place.

FrontRunner Shoes, Kenneth's Hair Salons and Day Spas, Swan Cleaners and Worthington Dental have signed on as tenants at the Shops at Worthington Place.

Except for the dental practice, which will be in the former Little Professor site on the ground level, the new tenants will be near the northeast entrance, which is under construction.

Each should be open within the next three to six months, Worthington Place co-owner Tom Carter said.

Carter, a Worthington resident, and Texas-based Morris-Floyd Capital Partners purchased the failing mall in 2010. Since then, one section of the mall has been renovated; several new stores and restaurants have moved in or are preparing to; and the second and final phase of construction is nearly finished.

Phase 2 will include a new lane of traffic north of the existing mall, new storefronts with outdoor access, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, big-screen televisions, an outdoor addition, children's play areas, exterior patios, new glass vestibules, family restrooms and a community room.

Swan, which moved from the mall eight years ago, will be north of the new northeast entrance.

FrontRunner, which sells 250 models of sports shoes at its Lane Avenue store, will occupy the shop on the north side of the new entrance.

Kenneth's will be across from Front Runner, on the south side of the new entrance.

They will join Everest Gear, which opened last month, and Panera Bread, which will open later in the spring, as well as other stores and restaurants that have updated and, in some cases, moved to new storefronts within the mall.

"I'm very encouraged," Carter said. "The quality of the tenants is high. We're seeing some good A-list tenants."

Johnson's Ice Cream, which was supposed to lease one of the sites in the mall, has backed out for now, Carter said.

A new store might sign a lease in the coming weeks, and more news is on its way, he said.

"It's going to take us 12 to 18 months to get most of it leased up," he said.