---- — MT. VERNON — Big Lots has signed a lease at the Times Square Mall for 32,022 square foot of space to move its store.
According to information from Times Square Mall owner The Sansone Group and Pine Tree Commercial Realty, LLC., Big Lots is expected to open at the mall during the first quarter of 2014.
The mall is a 269,328 square foot center owned by Pine Tree and Sansone Group in partnership with Wanxiang America Real Estate Group.
“We are excited to continue the leasing momentum at Times Square Mall,” said Mike Pettit, executive director of retail services for Sansone Group. “And we expect to continue to announce additional new leases in the coming weeks.”
Last month, the mall owners announced a Hobby Lobby store would be leasing a portion of the former Sears location at the mall. Hobby Lobby has also announced its intent to open at the mall in the first quarter of 2014.
The Big Lots store is currently located at 701 Prairie Avenue. Additional information about the move was unavailable from local store officials, and regional officials were unavailable when contacted.