WAUSAU (WAOW) -- The celebration kicked off in the center of the mall with a speech by Mayor Tipple.
He talked about tearing down 8 blocks to build the mall and how he thinks the shopping center has become the anchor of downtown Wausau.
"Well it's a really momentous occasion for the city of Wausau. 25 years ago was where the birth of the mall came to our downtown and it was controversial, but the citizens rallied around it and today is a perfect example. A lot of other towns have tried malls downtown and they haven't been quite so successful and it's really been a fun occasion."
The celebration will continue tomorrow with activities throughout the day.
10:30-12:30 Square Dancers
12:30 Anniversary Cake
1:00-2:00 Christopher & Banks and CJ Banks Fashion Show