Is the mall going to close?
When is the mall shutting down?
Are you still open?
Are you going to be here in October?
These are questions I have been getting a lot while I have been out and about in the last 3 years and get pretty much every time I tell someone where I work. These are valid questions. All of the media and the perceptions of the property are pretty sour. Here are a couple of pictures inside of the mall as I write this.
These pictures are from a recent Saturday afternoon.
The mall is still open and operational, There are about 50 retail stores total open in the mall. Not a bad amount of stores, but when you consider that its a 1,000,000 square foot facility, it looks pretty sad.
On the bright side, Top Hat Formals are open and continually bring in new tuxedos and suits for rent and prom and homecoming dresses for sale! In fact, we'll be getting our fall formal dress order in the next 2 to 3 weeks. And we have specials for formal wedding parties too.
That said, there is some hope around the corner. The mall was recently purchased. Here is an article about it.
The new mall management even signed a new tenant recently. Not a retailer, but at least they are taking up a space.
So, we are still open. And we plan to be open for quite a while longer. If you are looking to rent tuxedos or suits for an upcoming wedding or for an upcoming formal event, let us know and we’ll be happy to help out. We look forward to serving our clients in the future.