MARION, IL (KFVS) - The owners of the Marion 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.
The motion was granted to reject unexpired tenant leases in court in East St. Louis, Ill. on Dec. 18.
A previous court document stated that 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.
The owners of restaurant in the mall, Fujiyama’s, said in November that 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.