21st Street at Lycoming Mall Set to Close in Fall | Local business news

Pennsdale, Pa. – Another Lycoming Mall store in Muncy Township is set to close. Rue 21, a fashion clothing store for young women and men, will close at the end of September, according to a Facebook post from a store employee.

Reached by phone Thursday, a store employee confirmed that the last day of provisional opening of Rue 21 would be September 30. A clearance sale will begin next week.

It’s another blow for a mall that now has just under 10 stores. At the end of June, Aunt Anne left. Gertrude Hawk left in April.

Earlier this year, the mall was put up for sale by the sheriff after incurring more than $240,000 in debt with the Lycoming Water and Sewer Authority. The sale was scheduled for May 6, but mall owner Kohan Retail Investment Group (which owns the mall as Lycoming Realty Holdings, LLC) posted the debt 48 hours before the sale began.

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At this point, the mall still has flagship Burlington Coat Factory and Books-A-Million stores, along with a handful of other stores, including Maurice’s, Claire’s, American Eagle, and Spencer’s.

Major anchor stores began moving out of the mall in 2017, starting with Macy’s in March and JC Penney in July. In 2018, Sears left the mall and Bon-Ton left due to company-wide bankruptcy.

Several stores, including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy and Bath & Body Works, have moved to nearby Lycoming Crossing over the past year.

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