Construction underway for 2 new tenants in former mall Sears

Constructions appears to have recently kicked off on the former Sears location at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.

Inside the mall, a partition has closed off the upper and lower entrances to the store. On the outside, a fence donning “Caution Construction Area” signs surrounds the building.

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Danis, a construction and management company that works on big projects across the Midwest, Southeast and Carolinas, appears to be handling the renovation. The company’s signs are hooked on the fence enclosing Sears.

Several dumpsters outside the former Sears loading docks are also starting to fill.

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Sears closed in November as part of hundreds of store closures leading up to a bankruptcy filing by the former retail giant. A judge will decide today if the company will continue operating a few hundred stores under a bid from chairman and former CEO Eddie Lampert.

But the day this news organization reported first that Sears would close, Fairfield Commons mall owner Washington Prime Group already had secured two new tenants for the space.

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The bottom floor will be Round1 Entertainment, a Dave & Busters-like game and food establishment. The top floor will be taken over by furniture store The RoomPlace.


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