2009-01-08 / Church News

More Bad News For Struggling Harrisburg Mall

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Harrisburg Mall is facing more bad news, as Barnes & Noble is again delaying the opening of a partially built store there.

The New York-based bookseller's director of real estate said Tuesday that the chain has no plans to open the store because of the mall owner's financial troubles and failure to finish the property.

The bookstore's projected opening date has been pushed back twice so far after it was originally expected to open last spring.

The mall already has a big empty space left by the October closing of Boscov's, one of its three anchor stores along with Macy's and Bass Pro.

The mall is being run by TD Bank, which is seeking $50 million from owner Feldman Lubert Adler Harrisburg for defaulting on its debt.

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