What's the Future of Crestwood Court?
Lone tenants, community are still in a holding pattern, await a decision on the future.
On a gloomy Monday, no news seemed to be not good news for Crestwood Court. Even though many storefronts still appeared, the once-thriving mall was still a ghost town, save for a dozen or so mall walkers and soft rock pop music piping through the air.
Only three stores had any semblance of life still inside of them. A woman opened Sound Stone Massage Studio, turned on the lights, but kept the gate down as she worked inside. Sears employees worked to move empty shelves with no clothing left on them.
Many stores appreared to still have merchandise inside, however the lights were off and the telling chain doors were down.
The only store to see a sign of thriving life is LensCrafters, who still have seven years left on their lease.
"All I know is we aren't going anywhere," said Michael, the store manager. "Business is great—we would just like to know what's going to happen."
Eyewear Consultant Shannon said that is definitely the question they get multiple times a day, and it would be great to be able to tell customers something.
Mall walker Lois said that she thought having an outdoor facility was a done deal. Centrum Properties, owner of Crestwood Court, has yet to come to the Board of Aldermen with a proposal.
"I haven't walked here in three weeks," Lois said. "I wondered if it was still even going to be open."