The anchor location is set to shutter for strategic business reasons.
This article is based on corporate postings and accredited media reports. Linked information within this article is attributed to the following outlets: Dillards.com, TheIndependant.com, and KSNBLocal.com.
I write extensively about the Dillard’s department store chain for NewsBreak. Of late, most of my recent articles on the subject have focused upon upcoming store closings. Several of these closings, strategically per the company, are mall-based.
The date of the next permanent mall-based closure is in less than two weeks as of press time.
Let us explore.
According to a report from TheIndependant.com, entitled “Grand Island Dillard’s to Close,” the final days of a store-wide sale are presently underway.
As excerpted from the report: Yet another anchor store at Conestoga Mall is closing. Dillard’s will close its doors on March 28. Signs are posted on the doors saying “Thanks for the Memories. Don’t say Goodbye, Come Say Hello. The signs announce that a clearance sale is underway. It also directs customers to Dillard’s stores in Lincoln and Omaha, as well as Dillards.com.
A Dillard’s manager, per the report, has stated this is the only location slated to close in the Nebraska area. Further, the mall itself is in the midst of a substantial redevelopment.
According to KSNBLocal.com’s “Grand Island City Council Approves Conestoga Mall Redevelopment Plan,” proposed future building on the property is ambitious.
As excerpted from the article: Woodsonia Acquisitions is planning a $221 million investment for the shopping center that will be named the Conestoga Marketplace... Woodsonia hopes to breath new life into the mall, including adding a 147,000 square foot anchor store on the south end of the property, make the rest of the mall outward facing and enhancements to the entertainment/theater area. The talk of the town suggests Target may come with the remodel, but nothing has been finalized. Though planning documents suggest Target for the spot where the anchor store will sit.
In the event of pertinent updates to these matters, I will share them here on NewsBreak.
Thank you for reading.
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