Monday, April 15, 2013
It's the sole business remaining in Crestwood Court, the giant mall with a rocky past and an uncertain future.
Yes, LensCrafters is still open. It's a routine answer for Amy Portell, who works as one of three managers at the company's location inside the mostly vacant Crestwood Court. At least once per day, she's asked if the store is open for business. Between helping customers and answering the phone during a busy Thursday morning, Portell talked about the future of the store. "We have a lease through 2016," Portell said. "We're not going anywhere." She doesn't know what would happen if the mall shut down completely, but she believes LensCrafters would have 90 days to identify a plan. It's been a rocky few months for the mall and, consequently, for Centrum Properties, which owns the space. Aside from LensCrafters and mall walkers, Crestwood…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Are you ready for a butter burger?
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Tuesday, May 8, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Frugal Family clues in area residents onto a handful of cheap deals and freebies each week.
Since Frugal Family was born February 1, we've alerted Patch users to dozens of deals on groceries, clothes, kids' toys, tools, household items and entertainment options. True to form, this week's parade includes eyes, nose, books and wings. As always, we encourage you to comment (at the bottom of the page) with feedback and further suggestions for local savings. 1. LensCrafters in Crestwood Do you have a prescription for glasses? Are you a child? Are you a member of AAA or AARP? If any of the above are true, LensCrafters has a discount for you right now. Deal: Print a coupon to receive 30 percent off eyeglasses and sunglasses with a prescription. Members of AAA and AARP also receive 30 percent off, and kids' eyeglasses are discounted 50 …