Randall Park Mall To Close

From WEWS, via an email from Mike King.

Link: http://www.newsnet5.com/news/16360252/detail.html

POSTED: 7:44 am EDT May 22,
2008

UPDATED: 8:02 am EDT May 22,
2008

NORTH RANDALL, Ohio — The
mayor in the Cleveland suburb of North Randall says a local mall once touted as
the world’s largest will be closing in three weeks.

Mayor David Smith said owners
of the 32-year-old Randall Park Mall have given its few remaining tenants until
June 12 to go out of business themselves or relocate to empty storefronts
nearby.

Smith calls the mall’s demise
"an opportunity waiting to happen."

He said different investors
have expressed interest in either redeveloping the buildings or tearing them
down and putting up an industrial park.

When it opened southeast of
Cleveland in 1976, Randall Park had more than 200 stores. Now, it’s mostly
empty; major department stores. Dillard’s, Macy’s and J.C. Penney have all
left, and only Sears remains.

More Stories about the Closing:

http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/05/cars_packed_the_parking_lot.html

http://blog.cleveland.com/business/2008/05/magic_is_gone_in_north_randall.html

http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=RPM