Mall Down by May

Posted by MJ


The Buffalo News and the LUSJ reported that the cermonial first break had occured on the old mall. As for the olf Walmart store:

...Smith said he’s been talking to Developers Diversified Realty of Beachwood, Ohio, the landlord of the existing Walmart, about a new tenant for that store.
Smith said DDR told him it can’t line up a retailer until they have 12 months’ notice the existing Walmart will be vacant.

“We’d like to see another department store,” Smith said. Target, Kohl’s and TJ Maxx are some of the names that have been mentioned, but nothing is anywhere near firm...

The Buffalo News reported that the mall will be down by the end of April:
The demolition of the Lockport Mall to make way for a Walmart supercenter will begin the week of April 18, Town Supervisor Marc R. Smith announced Monday.
A “demolition ceremony” to mark the occasion has been scheduled for 2 p. m. April 13, Smith said.
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” he said. Walmart first proposed a supercenter for Lockport in 2004....
6 years: about standard for the litigation heavy process for erecting a new Walmart.


Anonymous said...

Well if the goal is end of April, they're going to miss their goal. I haven't noticed any progress at all. Any idea what the holdup is?

Anonymous said...

Went there today and they have been working in the back of the mall tearing it down..Dont think it will be too long before its all down.

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