Twelve stores at same location abruptly closing for good as employees are told they’re out of a job in less than a week

SEVERAL retailers no longer have a lease as the Tulsa Promenade Mall abruptly announced its closure this month.

The letter was officially sent out to tenants on Monday saying their last day of operation would be Sunday.

The mall is closing after two decades


The mall is closing after two decadesPhoto credit: Getty

Because the notice period was only six days, many store employees were forced to find new jobs in less than a week.

“They give you a very short notice,” one tenant told local station KTUL.

“At least we expect the one-month notice period. If the notice period is one month, we can find the right location and job. I can also apply for the job or something. But a week’s notice is really short notice.”

There were about twelve retailers in the halls of the shopping center, and almost all of them will say goodbye to customers on Sunday.

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These include the boardwalk’s nail salons, clothing stores and jewelry stores.

The few exceptions include Dillard’s, Genesis Health Club and Oilers Ice Center, which remain operational.

The closure comes after the mall received several tips from the fire department.

“The letter was delivered by the mall security and part of the mall administration. They just gave it to me and I said ‘I’ve been waiting for this’ because I kind of knew the fireman had said we had until the 27th, but when “It said the 17th, I panicked.” another tenant told the station.

KTUL reported that the boardwalk received several citations for failure to comply with fire codes.

While the fire marshal’s office notified them of the violations and outlined what needs to be done to comply, the mall will not implement the changes.

The fire marshal also stated that the mall would have to close if the problems were not addressed.

Property management notified the fire marshal’s office that the business would no longer remain open and the doors would officially close on September 17th.

“The city is willing to work with them, but if they are not willing to help themselves and take care of these issues. Then I’m sorry, but what good is it?” Tulsa Crime Stoppers Director Karen Gilbert told News on 6.

The mall operated for nearly two decades but saw reduced foot traffic in recent years due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Many other retailers have closed their doors in recent months due to low sales and the increase in online shopping.

The Children’s Place closed its Brooklyn, New York location after announcing it would close 100 of its 600 remaining stores this year.

The closures will also result in a 17 percent reduction in workforce.

Around 300 stores have closed since 2019.

Even Walmart has closed more than 20 stores this year, and the discount retailer has announced plans to close even more stores.

Typically, financial losses and underperforming stores were the reason for the closures.

In a statement, Walmart said its Chicago stores are losing “tens of millions of dollars per year, and their annual losses have nearly doubled in the last five years alone,” leading several of them to close permanently.

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A major supermarket with 500 stores has also closed a location, sparking concerns among shoppers about a possible food desert.

You can also find the full list of grocery stores closed this month here.

Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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