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  1. This is good news but, Kohls should have waited for Sears to fold then moved into that wing of the mall after rehabbing. You KNOW Sears is going to collapse under the weight of failing Kmart. So, now when Sears closes the only stores holding the mall together will be Carson's and Penney's but, even Penney's is in deep doo doo thanks to their brilliant CEO Ron Johnson. naturally, under performing stores close first and that of course put Marquette Mall at the top of the closing list.

    I remember when Dunes Plaza was actually doing very well in the mid - 1980's and early 90's before Kmart left. At that time, there was nearly 100% occupancy. What happened? Walmart, Meijer, Menard's and Lowes. Hobby Lobby relocation didn't help either. That corner has been troubled for 20 years and it's good to see the change.

    If Kohl's is going to be considered a tie-in to the mall, they're going to have to reconfigure the entrances and install a light to cross Rt. 20. Otherwise it's going to continue to be a pain to cross! I still can't figure out why there are no protected left turn arrows crossing Franklin from Meijer to Big R. This is so 1960's!

    By the way, it's really impressive what the removal of the Franklin St. Mall has done for downtown MC isn't it? Remember the promises of new businesses tying in with Lighthouse Place 20 years ago? Another MC failure! At least the improvements on Michigan Blvd. are making that area look less ghetto-ish!
    October 19, 2012 3:04 am on Michigan City paves way for new Kohls store
  2. This is good news but, Kohls should have waited for Sears to fold then moved into that wing of the mall after rehabbing. You KNOW Sears is going to collapse under the weight of failing Kmart. So, now when Sears closes the only stores holding the mall together will be Carson's and Penney's but, even Penney's is in deep doo doo thanks to their brilliant CEO Ron Johnson. Naturally, under-performing stores close first and that of course puts Marquette Mall at the top of the closing list.

    I remember when Dunes Plaza was actually doing very well in the mid - 1980's and early 90's before Kmart left. At that time, there was nearly 100% occupancy. What happened? Walmart (the first one), Meijer, Menard's and Lowes. Hobby Lobby relocation didn't help either. That corner has been troubled for 20 years and it's good to see the change.

    If Kohl's is going to be considered a tie-in to the mall, they're going to have to reconfigure the entrances and install a light to cross Rt. 20. Otherwise it's going to continue to be a pain to cross! I still can't figure out why there are no protected left turn arrows crossing Franklin from Meijer to Big R. This is so 1960's!

    On the other side of town....., it's really impressive what the removal of the Franklin St. pedestrian Mall has done for downtown MC isn't it? Remember the promises of new businesses tying in with Lighthouse Place 20 years ago? Another MC failure! At least the improvements on Michigan Blvd. are making that area look less ghetto-ish!
    October 19, 2012 3:02 am on Michigan City paves way for new Kohls store
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