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Incentives part of bid to keep Sears at Metrocenter

January 8, 2012

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Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson is prepared to offer Sears incentives such as tax abatements to keep the full-service store as the remaining anchor for the 34-year-old Metrocenter Mall. “Those are things we’re open to,” said Harvey’s spokesman, Chris Mims, of the incentives the city is willing to offer to help the store open despite its […]

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Jackson’s aging Metrocenter awaits new vision

January 8, 2012

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On one hand, Nina Holbrook sees the departure of Sears as “one of the biggest hits Metrocenter has ever had.” But then she switches her perspective from U.S. Highway 80 corridor advocate to commercial real estate professional. With that comes the idea that big things could be in store for the 34-year-old mall. “It’s a […]

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Metrocenter Mall owner blindsided by Sears closing

January 8, 2012

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Metrocenter owner Shervin Mateen hardly expected the news he received a couple days after Christmas — the mall’s original and last remaining anchor would be shutting its doors for good. “It’s very shocking,” he said in light of the improving sales mall merchants had been reporting this holiday season compared to previous years. “Sales were […]

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