Lexington Dillards Location To Close In 2008

It could be a crushing blow to an already struggling mall. Dillards officials tell 27 NEWSFIRST they're making plans to close their Turfland Mall location in March.

The store has helped anchor the mall for years but a company spokesman says the store is under-performing and not making enough money to sustain business.

There are 150 employees affected by the closure and the store is already trying to relocate as many of them as possible to other Dillard locations in Central Kentucky, including the Fayette Mall store.

Shoppers worry when Dillards closes its doors, the few remaining stores left in Turfland Mall will be forced to follow in their footsteps.

The Mall would not comment on its future in Lexington and what impact the Dillards closure might have on it, but many of the stores left tell 27 NEWSFIRST they are already making plans to move or close for good.

The Turfland Mall Dillards isn't the only major store closing in Lexington. Both Comp USA and Eddie Bauer have announced their Lexington locations will close in 2008.

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  • by Melbo Location: Lex on Jan 1, 2008 at 05:18 AM
    I think this is a real shame. These huge company's come in and buy out locally owned stores, run them for a few years (usually poorly) and then close them when the new owner fails. McAlpin's did VERY well in both Turfland and Lexington Mall and served the community, instead of just being interested in making a buck. Shame on Dillards.
  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Dec 31, 2007 at 05:57 PM
    Maybe Southland Church will buy it and save the day. Better yet, why not turn it into a Detention Center for Politicians from the past and present administrations in Frankfort.


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