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Sears Sale Approved: Local Location’s Future Remains Uncertain

8 Feb , 2019  

The saga of Sears continues.

Major news sources were reporting on Thursday afternoon that a bankruptcy judge in New York has approved the sale of what remains of Sears to a hedge fund controlled by the company’s chairperson, Eddie Lampert.

This, in turn, means that the wishes of creditors seeking total liquidation will not take place at this time. More…

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Macy’s, Kohls, Penney’s Closing Stores This Year; So Far, We’re OK

30 Jan , 2019  

As they say, “no news is good news.”

That observations applies as the closure of mainline department stores and other traditional bricks-and-mortar retailers continues across the country, with four of those retailers with a strong local presence are among that number. To date, however, no Richland County store has been impacted this year. More…

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Sears Closing Another 80 Stores; Ohio Closures Do Not Include Richland Mall Location

30 Dec , 2018  

As the venerable department store chain Sears continues its shrinkage as it nears possible liquidation, additional closures of both Sears and K Mart locations nationwide have been announced.

These include the two remaining locations in Columbus, at Tuttle Crossing and Polaris Fashion Place, but for the time being the store at Richland Mall is not on that list. More…


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Richland Mall Store Escapes Closure As Sears Declares Bankruptcy

22 Oct , 2018  

Updated with additional information: Tough times in the bricks-and-mortar end of retailing continue, as evidenced this month by the expected bankruptcy of the venerable Sears department store chain.

Sears also owns and operates K-Mart and other allied operations. More…

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Richland Mall Sears Store Being Auctioned Online

12 Apr , 2018  

Both the Wall Street Journal and Business Insider reported on Wednesday that the Sears store at Richland Mall in Ontario is up for sale.

The local operation is one of 16 across the country which will be auctioned online, according to the article. This does not necessarily mean that the retailer itself will close here, however, as the article indicates that this could be a “sale and lease back,” in that Sears would be open to paying rent at each purchased location. More…

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Safe Surfin’ Program Coming To Richland Mall

15 Feb , 2018  

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – that their child might get lost or even abducted. Yet each day in America, 2,000 children are reported missing.

That’s a scenario that several Richland County police departments and other authorities do not want to see happen. They have combined to offer a Safe Surfin’ Child ID Kit event at Richland Mall in Ontario on Saturday, February 24 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. More…

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Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Richland Mall

1 Feb , 2018  

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking at a shopping destination familiar to generations of Richland Countians: Richland Mall. More…


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Richland Mall Gains One Store; Loses Another

14 Jul , 2017  

Mixed news came to Richland Mall this week, as a new store opened and another announced its closure.

Bridal and Formal Wear by B opened on July 12 in a new location next to Avita Ontario Hospital. Formerly housed in the Kohls Plaza across and down Lexington Springmill Road, pictures of their new store can be viewed below. More…


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JC Penney To Shutter 138 Stores; Richland Mall Store Not Impacted

18 Mar , 2017  

The decline of America’s department stores continues, as another major retailer has followed through with promises to close a large number of its stores.

Veteran retailer JC Penney announced this week that it is closing some 138 of its stores nationwide, which is approximately 10% of its retail footprint. The move is expected to displace some 5,000 workers. More…

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