Plans for IKEA Cary Towne Center have been announced, and the mall owners intend to redevelop the rest of the mall.

If the IKEA plans move forward, what’s shown in the following photos will be demolished. The rest of the mall may face a similar fate depending on the redevelopment plans.

Closed stores near the former Macy's and Sears stores in Cary Towne Center

Closed stores near the former Macy’s and Sears stores in Cary Towne Center

Entrance to former Sears store in Cary Towne Center

Entrance to former Sears store in Cary Towne Center

Entrance to old Macy's store

Entrance to old Macy’s store

Macy's building on the left and Sears in the right background. I believe the cars are inventory from a car dealership.

Macy’s building on the left and Sears in the right background. I believe the cars near the Sears building are inventory from a car dealership.

As plans are approved and work begins on revitalizing Cary Towne Center, I will post updates. As someone who lives near the mall, I look forward to the much-needed improvements.