Here's the basic layout of the space (not to scale) so you all have an idea of what I will be working with. Sizes are approximate. The back door leads to storeroom area that includes a loft and a bathroom. The jagged green lines are 8 ft tall protusions from the wall. They cannot be removed, so I will have to work with them. They are very sturdy though. It is a drop ceiling that is about 12 ft high, the actual ceiling is at least another 6 ft above that, but that's basically unusable space. The entrance leads into the mall itself.
Still haven't met with the FM yet, hoping to finally do so on Tuesday.