Thursday, February 06, 2014
Bristol Mall Trying to Recruit New Business
The Bristol Mall wants the city of Bristol Virginia to help recruit new stores. This after anchor stores J.C. Penney and Belk announced plans to leave the mall. Manager Heather Hill says she called a meeting with city officials explaining the people, jobs and ales tax revenue at stake. “We have 600 people here that need jobs in the area and we provide over a million dollars in revenue so I am sure they want to assist in any way that they can.” Hill said Radio Shack, which reportedly is planning to close 500 locations around the country soon, has an active lease at the Bristol Mall. Radio Shack has several other stores around the region and it isn't clear which stores will be closed or when the closings will begin.