Tuesday Morning in Highland Grove shopping center to close

Tuesday Morning in Highland is closing.

A line of shoppers looking to take advantage of a liquidation sale wrapped around the interior of Tuesday Morning in the Highland Grove shopping center Friday.

The high-end discount store at 10143 Indianapolis Blvd. in Highland is closing. It has posted a large "store closing - this location only" banner, and an employee said it lost its lease and a new tenant was likely coming in.

The Tuesday Morning in Highland is currently marking items down by at least 10 percent and is also looking to sell off the store fixtures as it winds down operations. It's referring customers to its Merrillville Plaza location at 1635 W. 80th Ave. in Merrillville, which will remain open.

The Dallas-based retailer did not immediately return messages.

Founded in 1974, Tuesday Morning has 800 locations across the country. It sells name-brand closeout items, includes home furnishings, rugs, luggage, gourmet food, gifts, clothes and seasonal items. The inventory charged frequently, offering shoppers a treasure hunt-like quest for bargains.

The Highland location stands at the north end of the Highland Grove shopping center next to the vacant HH Gregg, a victim of the so-called retailpocalypse as many brick-and-mortar stores have shuttered this year. Retailers that have closed all or some of their stores in the Region and the south suburbs so far this year include MC Sports, Payless, Family Christian, Dollar Express, Gordmans, The Limited, Wet Seal, Kmart, Sears Appliance and Hardware Store, Carson's Clearance Center, Ultra Foods, Strack & Van Til, Al's Supermarket, Patz's Market and Gander Mountain.

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