Shopping mall to close years after huge chains departed – but a major retailer is set to get a lifeline

A mall once considered a haven for bargain hunters will close in just a few days after decades of business.

The Tulsa Promenade Mall, home to more than a dozen stores, will close permanently on Sept. 17.

The Tulsa Promenade shopping center in Oklahoma is set to close


The Tulsa Promenade shopping center in Oklahoma is set to closePhoto credit: 2NEWS

The Chiefs have announced that the mall in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will close, years after major chains like Macy’s left the complex.

Stores face a struggle to leave the mall as some locations received notices to leave as recently as September 11, local NBC affiliate KJRH reports.

The owners of the affected shops regretted the request to leave the business.

Brenda Hughes, owner of Bridal Rentals and More, told KJRH, “And the brides depend on me for the business that I do. I have homecoming girls who depend on me.

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“What will they do if they don’t have their dress?”

Paresh Shah, who has worked at a Nut Hut kiosk for more than 10 years, told The Tulsa World, “We have less than a week’s lead time. With this one-week notice, we cannot find a new location.”

According to KJRH, the mall is closing just months after bosses reported problems with its fire suppression systems.

As The Tulsa World revealed, the Tulsa Promenade Mall was said to have been a “haven for bargains and browsing” before the storefronts were boarded up and the chains abandoned.

According to Public Radio Tulsa, Macy’s bosses closed their store at the shopping complex in 2017 due to “poor performance.”

The closure was one of more than 60 the iconic department store chain announced in early 2017.

But despite the mall’s impending closure, the Dillard’s location will not be forced to close.

Earlier this month, The US Sun reported that the Dillard’s store at the MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Virginia, was closing after more than 20 years.

Shoppers were warned of the closure in July by posting a sign outside the store.

But the DIllard's store in the mall doesn't have to close


But the DIllard’s store in the mall doesn’t have to closePhoto credit: Google Maps

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