LIMA — In the coming months, shoppers will see many changes at Lima Mall, as some stores close, some open and some existing shops move.
New York and Co. did not renew its lease and is closed. Also, The Gap/Gap Kids did not renew its lease and will be closing, Lima Mall Manager Chris Garlock said.
Old Navy will be moving into space that was occupied by New York and Co. and also part of the space that was occupied by the old MCL Cafeteria.
The Shoe Department, owned by Encore Shoes, will be moving into the Old Navy space.
Dress Barn will be going in where The Gap is now, Garlock said.
Also, Lane Bryant will be coming back to the mall complex, opening at Lima Center in the space that formerly held a scrapbooking store near Hobby Lobby.
“We have some other things going on that we’re not quite ready to talk about just yet, that are close to being announced,” Garlock said.
The mall is nearly full, Garlock said, and also includes recent addition Crazy 8, an affordable children’s clothing store.
“It’s doing very well. We’re pleased with the new store,” Garlock said. “We have a couple of stores that aren’t quite filled, and those are some of the things we’re working on. We’re pleased with the direction the mall is heading and we believe customers are pleased with the direction as well.”
Garlock did not have a timeline for the moves, and said that as retailers firm up their plans, they will individually announce them.
Lima Mall is owned by Simon Malls.