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Rhode Island Mall getting two large tenants

In September, At Home announced that it would vacate Bald Hill Commons. Baltimore-based MCB Real Estate co-owns the former Rhode Island Mall with Acadia Realty Trust, a New York-based real-estate investment company. In March 2015, they began converting ...

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Katie Mulvaney Journal Staff Writer kmulvane WARWICK, R.I— A furniture store and a home-decor retailer will make the former Rhode Island Mall their new home.The At Home Group Incannounced this week that it is expected to open at 650 Bald Hill Rdnext spring.“At Home has signed a lease at the Rhode Island Mall for its new Warwick locationWe will begin construction in a few weeks with an expected opening in late spring of 2018," the Plano, Texas-based company said in a statement"We are excited to be in a better location in Warwick and to offer our full assortment of more than 50,000 home décor products at our new location in Warwick next year.”Narine Emdjian, spokeswoman for Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian, said At Home will occupy 86,000 square feet on the upper level of former Sears store and has a tentative opening set for February or March 2018.Also expected to move into the restructured shopping center is furniture and mattress retailer Raymour & FlaniganIt was unclear what would become of the furniture store's 444 Quaker Lane location, but the new store is expected to open next spring.Raymour & Flanigan will be located in 74,000 square feet in the lower level of the former Sears store, and is expected to open in the fall of 2018, Emdjian said.At Home earlier this year became embroiled in a legal battle with its neighbor at the Bald Hill Commons complex, Home Depot U.S.AHome Depot sued in June, accusing the “home-decor superstore” of violating a longstanding agreement governing the complex by selling patio furniture, garden supplies, outdoor pottery and other itemsHome Depot alleged that At Home was prohibited by a restrictive covenant from selling products typically carried at a “home improvement center.”Superior Court Judge Richard Licht the next month issued an order barring At Home from selling items that included tool kits, rugs, cabinets, garden supplies, furniture and Christmas trees.Licht ordered At Home to immediately cease selling the prohibited products and remove the named items from the store no later than July 22All the specified products were ordered roped off until they could be removedIn September, At Home announced that it would vacate Bald Hill CommonsBaltimore-based MCB Real Estate co-owns the former Rhode Island Mall with Acadia Realty Trust, a New York-based real-estate investment companyIn March 2015, they began converting into a redeveloped shopping center.Burlington Stores, formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory, opened its new location in the mall building in September 2016It joined the Walmart, Kohl’s and Sears stores operating thereSears Holdings has since announced it would close the Warwick location.Avedisian in March confirmed that Dick’s Sporting Goods is slated to move from its Bald Hill Road location into a space in the renovated main building at the shopping centerBJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse is also expected to occupy the freestanding building that was the Sears Auto CenterPlanet Fitness, too, will make the former mall its new home.The Warwick Building Official estimates that after At Home and Raymour & Flanigan move in, the mall will be 90-percent occupied, Emdjian said.The Rhode Island Mall opened in 1967 as the Midland Mall, and at its peak featured 100 stores and restaurants before it closed. About Us Sign up for daily e-mail Subscribe Subscriber ServicesAll AccessSubscribeVacation Stops/RestartsMake a PaymentDelivery ComplaintsE-EditionMy Digital AccountNewsroomNews TipsNews EditorsTwitterAdvertisingAbout Our AdvertisingDisplay AdsClassified AdsMedia KitDigital SolutionsPay Your Ad BillSite ServicesFAQsContact Us var verticalContent = verticals_data['p'+2711+']; for(var key in verticalContent) { if(verticalContent.hasOwnProperty(key)) { var vc_title = verticalContent[key].title; var vc_url = verticalContent[key].url; var vc_html = '+vc_title+'; var vc_job = 'Jobs'; if(vc_title != ' && vc_title != 'NA' && vc_url != ' && vc_url != 'NA') { if(vc_title == 'Classifieds' || vc_title == 'Cars') { $('#footer-main-verticals ul').append(vc_html); } } if(vc_title == 'Jobs' && vc_url == 'NA') { $('#footer-main-verticals ul').append(vc_job); } } } Find-N-Save Marketplace Cars Homes Jobs ThriveHive

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