Westroads Mall announced plans Wednesday to develop a new 20,000-square-foot food court. The new space will be located on the north side of the mall near Westroads AMC 14 and feature seating for more than 420.

The new food court will include banquet-style, community and traditional seating with built-in electronic charging stations; a fireplace next to a lounge area; a family sitting room complete with nursing rooms and new restrooms; and a large entertainment video screen. 

The existing food court will be redeveloped into additional retail space. The new food court opens early 2015.