Sears, a 41-year staple of the Fashion Place mall is finally being demolished after the store closed its doors at the Murray shopping center last spring.
The building on the south side of Fashion Place, which is on the corner of Winchester Street and State Street is being demolished to make way for a new Dillard's department store in that space, which currently has a location at the north end of the mall. The new Dillard's, which will be 200,000 square feet, will open in the spring of 2015. The existing Dillard's, which opened at Fashion Place 20 years ago, will remain open until then.
"This is a great opportunity for them to enhance their offerings at Fashion Place," said John Bergstrom, senior vice president of anchor leasing for General Growth Properties, Inc., which owns and operates the mall. "Dillard's relocation is part of our ongoing effort to create an ultimate shopping experience at Fashion Place."