Thursday, April 19, 2018

Warren Mall losing the last of its original (1979) tenants

Bon Ton to be shut down.  (Warren Times Observer, 4/18/2018)

December 2016 photos by Retiring Guy

The loss of Bon-Ton will be another blow to the Warren Mall.  (A changing retail landscape has rained blows on the Warren Mall for more than a decade.) 

After the 2014 closure of KMart, Bon-Ton was the only remaining anchor store. Both ends, the former KMart at the south end [abandoned space shown below] and the former Big Lots at the north [originally occupied by Penneys], were vacant.

Cocca Development of Boardman, Ohio, purchased the mall in April 2016 and announced plans to demolish the concourse, leaving an open-air center. Since then, the company has renovated the parking lot at a cost of more than $500,000, and added Dunham’s Sports to occupy the northern anchor location.

Related posts:
Bon Ton bankruptcy UPDATE: Apparently, the end is nigh.  (4/14/2018)
UPDATE. The Bon Ton Stores Inc. announcement creates confusion among headline writers.  (4/7/2018)

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