Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Schuylkill Mall Tenants Receive Notice to Leave

Schuylkill Mall tenants were given information on their future Tuesday morning.

Tenants of the Schuylkill Mall have told Skook News that on Monday, they received a memo from Northpoint, the owner's of the mall. 

The memo was announcing a meeting that was to be held Tuesday morning at 11:00am in the Community room of the mall.

After the meeting this morning, tenants of the mall have now reported back us that they have been given 60-90 days to close their shops in the mall.

An official closing date of the mall was not announced.

We have reached out to several tenants for comments, we will update you when we receive more information from each of them.

UPDATE:  2:15PM - Stores located outside the mall are not included in this announcement.  They are to remain open at this time.  That includes McDonald's, Big Lots, A&A Auto, Holiday Inn Express, and Cracker Barrel.

77 comments:

  1. This area has nothing and now even less

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  2. Does this include the movie theater?

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    1. Business as usual for the theatre!

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    2. Nope, it's going too.
      Source: I was there.

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    3. There's jobs? Few and far if you love warehouse work awesome. I moved to Allentown 4 years ago now there are shit loads of jobs here. Along with shopping. Drugs that's everywhere but more noticeable in the skook due to the small town thing. I literally have 3 Walmarts. 2 targets Allentown mall. And countless other stores all within 7 miles of my front door. I make over 60 grand a year doing a job I would be lucky to make 40 doing up there. God bless the skook but it is dying due to greed and corruption. Hell the 61 project is the best example of that.

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    4. News said movie theatre staying for now. Source I was there

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  3. anyone who stays in skook has to be crazy
    Corruption, bad roads, bad leadership , no shopping, drug problems and blight.

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    1. What you mentioned above is just about everywhere you live especially drugs..I dont know of an area that is drug-free.

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    2. All facts my friend. It's great to be out of there

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    3. There's no JOBS, you missed that one & IMHO it's the most importanat

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    4. Sorry to say that yes there are job you just have to want to work.

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    5. Jobs LOL what does it matter when 75 percent of the Skook workforce are frequent drug and alcohol abusers.

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    6. The place had become a dump... the movie theater was ok but oh well. Maybe it will become a drug rehab facility..

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    7. I've lived in about 20 different cities, and that area is the worst. It is definitely NOT typical of "everywhere else." Where I live now, there hasn't been a drug offense, or any crime I know of in the five years I've been here. It's not a gated community, btw. A DUI here & there, occasional accident, that's it. I don't even know of any domestic disputes. This is typical of a lot of the country, but almost unheard of in the coal region.

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    8. Lol, their are no jobs in Schuylkill county, I had to leave the area to get a really decent job. Most people in that area are drug and alcohol abusers.

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    9. WRONG there are jobs available at the High Ridge Industrial Park apply at Lowes. Lots of jobs driving truck. Also every restaurant/fast food always jobs available. Ooops,that's actual WORK not something ppl do !!!

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    10. Am I crazy? Perhaps, but it has nothing to do with living in the Skook.

      Are there jobs here? Yes. Don't be lazy, look for them and apply!

      Are there drugs here? Yes, but I've managed to avoid them somehow. Funny how drugs are pretty much everywhere, that's absolutely not unique to the Skook and anyone who says otherwise is lying.

      Is the Skook a depressed region? Of course it is, what do you expect after the peak of the coal industry has come and gone? But don't try to tell me there's nothing to do here, or at the very least, within reasonable travelling distance.

      And malls are a thing of the past, get used to them closing.

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  4. What about the movie theate???

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  5. Does this include Davita?

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  6. why don't they turn this into a sports complex. Plenty of room for indoor soccer, hockey, baseball training and more

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    1. dude i have said that for years, wish i had the money to do it..

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    2. this is laughable!

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    3. It will be a warehouse !

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  7. From what I heard everyone has to get out including big lots and A&A

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  8. So sad!��That use to be a great mall at one time. Hope the new owners turn it into something nice than.

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    1. They are going to tear it down.

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    2. The Mall is being torn down.

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    3. They are.
      Clear,flat land.

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    4. The company that purchased the mall owns/builds nursing homes. I heard that is what they bought this for. Why would they purchase the mall, demolish it then let the land sit empty LOL

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  9. Heard they were going to make low income housing and storage units

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    1. Nope. It'll be nothing except cleared, empty land.
      Or will once demolition starts.

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    2. Nursing home, that's what this company does

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  10. Possibly being turned into another prison???

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  11. Probably turning it into another prison. It has the potential for it.

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  12. It is not going to be another prison.

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  13. For years they have wanted to put a womans prison in there. Some reasons behind zoning has prevented it. Thats all the area needs is another prison. To pull in more prisoners families. Its terrible what we have allowed our townships to become. Webinly have ourselves to blame for the degradation of the area.

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    1. Is there something wrong with prisoners families? I am a family member of a prisoner from that area. Pulling in more prisoners families every weekend I stopped at the local gas station and fill up my car with gas comma every weekend I stop at a local restaurant to grab a bite to eat supporting a local business and everyday of my life in some way shape or form I the prisoners family member support your community in more ways than one.

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  14. its not going to be a prison. it would need to be torn down and rebuilt, the company that bought it buy huge buildings like this sit on them for a few years and then it will be built up as a distro facility. look at NorthPoint Development LLC what they do..

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  15. I haven't been in the mall since chic f la left it's ashame hope big Lots stays up their

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  16. I said that too! Make it like Spooky Nook

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  17. Northpoint owns a large warehouse in the Gilberton Industrial Park. Cass Township has approved a large truck stop, but they were unable to find a sponsor like Pilot. They are going to try to turn the mall into a large truck stop. Truckers are not allowed into the loading docks at the distribution centers, and are forced to find areas to wait, until their scheduled time.

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  18. What about Pearl Theater, are they closing as well?

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  19. Would of liked to see a casino

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  20. I see that Trump is Making America Great Again with the closure of this mall! As you skooks will find out, Trump is not going to do anything for you.

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    1. Your pathetic...Trump has nothing to do with the closing of a mall...smh...the people thay bought it are to blame...

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    2. Trump has nothing to do with it and to claim that is asinine.

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    3. You are a moron to think Trump had something to so with this. This mall has been in decline for 20 years

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    4. Your a moron this has been going on way before Trump was President know your facts before you open your mouth!!! Dumba$$

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    5. Yes it's Trump fault the Schuylkill Mall is closing. He told Northpoint to buy it and close it because he hates the skook. It's the real reason he ran for President. Putin even interfered with the election to make sure it could happen so the mall could be closed. It's a big conspiracy just to screw the skook. Now go back and take your meds. If you think Trump won't do anything for the area what do you think Clinton would have done?

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  21. Such a shame, this was THE hang out spot if you were a teenager in the 90s. The place was jam packed, and you could always find people to hang out with or something to do. Though for at least ten years it's been a shell of it's former self.

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  22. I remember when the mall opened so long ago. It was fantastic with all the stores. Always was a nice day out to shop and have something to eat.Used to be so crowded but people started shopping online and this is the result. Malls are closing all over the country.

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  23. Build a race track!

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  24. So Stupid, blaming Trump OMG

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  25. False! Where I live the Mall is booming, malls are only closing the worst areas!

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  26. I don't live in Skook anymore but grew up there and LOVED the Schuylkill Mall. One of my first jobs in high school and college (during the summers) was up there - it always used to be busy and a nice place to work and shop. I'm not at all shocked but still a bummer for the county.

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  27. Trump is not taking away your malls he's taking away your Healthcare.

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  28. Should be turned into a big school district. Merge North Schuylkill, Mahanoy Area and Shenandoah Valley. Perfect spot. Towns struggle to keep three schools running. One big school would save money.

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    1. Says the guy from Frackville.

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  29. Its definitely trumps fault! This is not making America great again... Jobs lost... Revenue lost... Smh

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  30. The Century III Mall in Pleasant Hills isn't any better. This is near Pittsburgh, PA.

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  31. I WOULDN'T SURPRIZE ME IF THEY DON'T TURN IT INTO A NURSING HOME WITH YOUR OWN LITTLE FRONT PORCH.

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  32. What about Blum's?

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  33. I remember in my fuzziest memories going to the Schuylkill Mall when it first opened in my grandfather's '79 Fairmont. He would drive around for minutes looking for the closest parking space. Mccrorys, Kay Bee Toys and Record Town were my favorite stores.
    The mall sits off I81 which I read is the second most popular spot for distribution centers in the US. Considering who owns the property a future warehouse is a strong possibility.

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  34. I remember when it opened, enjoying a wonderful slice of pizza or heading to Bonanza, buying cheap greeting cards at PharMor, and banana clips at DE Jones, Sears and KMart, the pretty Christmas displays and so much more. The last time I was there over 10 years ago it was unrecognizable. I hear it went downhill after WalMart came to the area. Thoughts?

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  35. What about a nice retirement community for our seniors (the county certainly has our share of aging baby boomers)...the stores could easily be renovated into senior apartments!

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  36. It has nothing to do with trump. It has everything to do with people shopping online and not going to the malls. Mall traffic is down all across the country by double digits. You will see 300-400 malls close in the next few years if people don't go back to the malls to shop.

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  37. What about Blums? Will they stay open?

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    1. Blum's is an integral part of the mall, likely will need to move.

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  38. SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

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  39. This county officially just went to shit I can't wait after me and my honey get married two more years when my car is paid off we are leaving this shit hole area

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  40. It is not Trump's fault, however those of you who voted for him thinking he is going to make America great again were mislead. He, his friends and family will be richer at you expensive. So he made feel good for a while it is the art of deal.

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  41. This isn't just about online shopping. The mall hadn't been renovated since it first opened - that makes it really hard to attract new stores and keep people coming in. What if they had done something like brought in an Olive Garden or replaced one of the big empty locations with a Target. There just wasn't a great reason for people to come to the mall anymore aside from the movie theater.

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  42. How can you put a Target is a mall in area that cannot support a Kmart? Really

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  43. Does anyone have any old photos of this mall? On Flickr, I see pics as far back as 2006, but growing up with this mall in the late 90s and early 00s, I would love to see pics from that time...especially when Spencer's was still open. We need to gather as many of these old photos as possible so that we can cherish the memories together!

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  44. That mall needed an overhaul for years. The lighting stunk. It was like walking through a dark tunnel. You need to upgrade, it helps. Welcome to corporate America, land of the greed. They never made updates, therefore business doesn't come. Another low housing development? I hope not. There is enough living on the government now.

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