The city of Springfield says it is still waiting on the papers, but that Buffalo Wild Wings has been talking with them about coming to town.
As of right now, the nearest shop is up in Salem.
The city says this is just one of many efforts to better the economy in the area.
“It’s just another step in the process that the Gateway Mall has been going through. Over the last few years, you’ve seen Kohl’s come in. You’ve seen Cabela’s. It’s a step-by-step process and they’re really turning the mall around, and I think this would be another positive step,” said Neil Laudati, Springfield Community Relations Manager.
If everything goes smoothly, the city says the vacant building will be torn down and a brand new one put in its place.