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Two more stores at Sunrise Mall close their doors

JJ's Kids Fun Center
File photo, JJ’s Kids Fun Center at Sunrise Mall. // CH Sentinel

By Mike Hazlip—
Two stores have recently ceased operations at Sunrise Mall, while a Halloween store has temporarily set up in the vacant Sears store.

JJ’s Fun Center, a small arcade near Macy’s South is no longer in business, according to a statement from the owner. The Sentinel could not confirm the closing date, but the business was operating on reduced hours in June and shuttered completely in the months following.

The arcade had first opened in 2018 and offered a variety of electronic games, rides and prizes.

Another retailer that has vacated its suite is Custom Designs, an apparel printing shop that operated from a suite in the center section of the mall. The suite is now vacant, and a source at the mall said merchandise was being moved out on Sept. 9.

The Spencer’s-owned seasonal retailer Spirit Halloween opened a temporary store in the vacant building formerly occupied by Sears, the only business added to the mall’s tenant list in recent months.

Outside the mall, commercial real estate investor Ethan Conrad has re-surfaced much of the parking areas in the former Sears properties at the mall’s southern end. All three Sears buildings also have a new coat of paint.

Improvements to the landscaping along Greenback Lane is also evident and now features new bark, plants, and trees.

Related: What’s going on with the plan to redevelop Sunrise Mall?

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