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Old 04-06-2018, 12:00 PM
 
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Carson's department store to close at Southlake Mall

Not good for the mall at all in addition to the fact that while this mall was never a “top notch” or upscale place, the quality of stores has definitely declined overall which is not surprising. At least Carson’s gave notice unlike their closure in Matteson where workers found out they lost their jobs on the day of closure. Now I wonder how long Sears will be open at Southlake or how long Carson’s will remain open in Hammond and Orland Park. I know Orland likely will not have as much of an issue filling their spaces as the upper space of Sears is already slated to become a 10-screen AMC theater.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:35 PM
 
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Carson's department store to close at Southlake Mall

Not good for the mall at all in addition to the fact that while this mall was never a “top notch” or upscale place, the quality of stores has definitely declined overall which is not surprising. At least Carson’s gave notice unlike their closure in Matteson where workers found out they lost their jobs on the day of closure. Now I wonder how long Sears will be open at Southlake or how long Carson’s will remain open in Hammond and Orland Park. I know Orland likely will not have as much of an issue filling their spaces as the upper space of Sears is already slated to become a 10-screen AMC theater.
Interesting that they decided to close this location so abruptly and not Hammond. Ironically, a poster said this would happen on the thread discussing River Oaks.

I read an article online that states Carson’s parent company, Bon Ton, has a buyout bid from mall owners Namdar Realty Group and Washington Prime to acquire the company and its stores in order to keep them open and avoid liquidation. Namdar is the owner of River Oaks which lost its Carson’s store years ago. If Namdar wins the auction and not a liquidation firm, I could foresee Carson’s returning to River Oaks since they already own that mall. We shall find out on Monday according to news articles
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:40 PM
 
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Carson's department store to close at Southlake Mall

Not good for the mall at all in addition to the fact that while this mall was never a “top notch” or upscale place, the quality of stores has definitely declined overall which is not surprising. At least Carson’s gave notice unlike their closure in Matteson where workers found out they lost their jobs on the day of closure. Now I wonder how long Sears will be open at Southlake or how long Carson’s will remain open in Hammond and Orland Park. I know Orland likely will not have as much of an issue filling their spaces as the upper space of Sears is already slated to become a 10-screen AMC theater.
Actually, The Times updated the article. The store WILL NOT close if they find a buyer.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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It states right in the article why they aren't closing the Hammond store--they have a very favorable, read cheap, lease and Hammond seems to be willing to work with them.
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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It states right in the article why they aren't closing the Hammond store--they have a very favorable, read cheap, lease and Hammond seems to be willing to work with them.
That actually was not stated in the original link that Northwest Indiana posted. The Times updated the article later in the day after the OP created the thread.
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:26 AM
 
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Honestly, I give Southlake 5-10 years before it's a dead mall. If that.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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Honestly, I give Southlake 5-10 years before it's a dead mall. If that.


Really? We go there a lot because I have tween girls and it's usually busy.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:24 PM
 
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Really? We go there a lot because I have tween girls and it's usually busy.
Yes, really.

Honestly, probably closer to 5.
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:15 AM
 
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Once the anchor stores begin to pull out, its only a matter of time.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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for the most part, the malls that are lasting have had updates and/or were higher end to begin with. Southlake was an average mall to begin with and while it had mostly any store that most of middle america was interested in and could afford, it wasnt until recently that they started getting more aspirational brands (e.g. Coach, MK, Lacoste, etc). I have stated before on here that a large number of folks at least in the Munster and tru-town area will make the trek to Orland, Oak Brook, and downtown to shop for higher end things if they don’t order online (typically more higher end items are at least tried on in stores before orders are made). Lower end stores have come in and many people at the mall were teens who mostly loitered and didn’t frequent the anchor stores. I never liked Southlake overall and as the years go on, my only reason to visit was if I was in that area and had to return things. If the CP outlets open, that will take away a large share of business from the mall and also may attract folks that have avoided southlake for some time now. It would be more of a large draw than Southlake is especially if they get the right mix of stores and entertainment.
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