Hearing on Marion, IL mall to be held in bankruptcy court in December

Some stores in Marion, IL mall will reportedly close

MARION, IL (KFVS) - Some store owners in the Illinois Star Centre Mall were reportedly notified they would be closing.

The owners of the mall, Illinois Start Centre, LLC, filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Illinois, on Monday, Nov. 19 to reject unexpired leases.

In the court document, it states the costs of utilities to maintain the building is outweighing the rents collected by tenants under the leases.

The mall notified the tenants about the leases on or before Nov. 16.

A hearing will be held at U.S. Bankruptcy Court in East St. Louis, Illinois on December 18 at 9 a.m.

The owners of restaurant in the mall, Fujiyama’s, say their restaurant will stay open. They say they plan to lock and block their mall entrance and will remain open for regular business hours through their front entrance.

According to the owner, they did not receive a notice, it was sent to indoor stores only.

Target and Dillards own their own building and will not be closing.

Theresa Savat, the owner of Fox’s Flowers, did not receive a letter either.

We reached out to the owners of the mall through mall staff but have not heard back.

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