“It could be like a mixed-used building, like industrial, potentially a buyer could want to do something completely different. But we want to leave that up to them,” Flax Wilt said. “Our analysis tells us now that it would be a lot better contributor to the economy and provide a lot more jobs for people in our community in a different use.”
Flax Wilt said the mall has cost the county roughly $3.5 million since it was purchased by the Land Bank in 2018.
“At that time we thought we had a buyer and it fell through and here we are three years later,” Flax Wilt said. “Our hope is that as we close it, we won’t bleed any additional losses.”
All of the mall’s current 13 tenants have been notified that they will need to be out of the building by June, Flax Wilt said.
The mall’s closure will not affect the Clark County Combined Health District’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the former JCPenney building, the county said.