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Riverside mall to put Ross in vacant Circuit City

August 24, 2009 |  3:20 pm

When Circuit City announced in January that it would close all of its U.S. electronics stores, mall owners were sent scrambling to find replacement tenants. With the recession dragging on, however, many other retailers were also closing stores, adding to the challenge of filling empty mall spaces.

The owners of Riverside Towne Center said Monday that they have solved their Circuit City problem with the signing of a 10-year lease with Ross Dress for Less. Off-price clothier Ross will open in the 30,000-square-foot former Circuit City space next May and anchor the Riverside Towne Centre, owner Watt Commercial Properties said.

The mall at Magnolia Avenue and Tyler Street is also anchored by a Big 5 Sporting Goods.

-- Roger Vincent