This week: Upper Valley Mall closes permanently, food events and more

There’s plenty of noteworthy things going on in the area this week. Take a look at this week’s agenda to add something to your schedule.

Upper Valley Mall permanent closing

The Upper Valley Mall is set to close permanently on Wednesday after being an establishment for 50 years in the Springfield community.

The mall is located at 1475 Upper Valley Pike in Springfield.

The closure comes after the loss of anchor tenants like Sears over the last decade, along with changes in the retail economy. This has caused the Clark County Land Reutilization Corp., otherwise known as the Land Bank, to explore other opportunities for the property, Land Bank Executive Director Ethan Harris said.

For more details on the closure, please read the full story.

Lunch & Learn

The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce will host a session on Tuesday to educate participants on business tips.

The session will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and can be attended in person at 127 W. Court St. in Urbana, or on Zoom.

Scott Brown, FocalPoint business coach, will be the keynote speaker.

A boxed lunch will be provided for $10 from Paul’s Catering for in-person participants.

Limited in-person spots are available. Please call 937-653-5764 or email to register.

For the Zoom link, or more information, please visit

Read with the Trees

A reading event for young children will take place on Wednesday at Snyder Park.

The event is for 4- to 7-year-old children, and will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at 501-561 N. Western Ave. in Springfield.

This will include time for listening to stories, music activities, crafting, and exploration of the park.

Participants are to meet at the Snyder Park Kiwanis’ Children’s Garden

Current COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

Enon Food Truck Rallies

The weekly Enon Food Truck Rally will take place Wednesday evening.

The rally will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. at 341 E. Main St. in Enon.

This week’s rally will feature Smokin Barrels, LLC. The food truck features smoked meats, barbecue and more.

The food truck rally features different food trucks every Wednesday night, at the same location, at the same time.

For more information, visit the Enon Food Truck Rallies page on Facebook.

Garden Walk and Talk

Gardeners from Master Gardener Volunteers and The Ohio State University will host a session to share gardening tips, as well as answer questions from participants.

The event will take place on Thursday at the Wingert-Tossey Pavilion at the Snyder Park Gardens and Arboretum, located at 1900 Park Road in Springfield.

The session will be from 6 to 7 p.m.

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