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IKEA Cary Towne Center: before the demolition

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.

 

2 Comments

  1. I hope the mall does not get demolished as a whole. This is already difficult- my mom used to work at the vacated Macy’s back when it was a Hecht’s. However, as perusing CTC in the past week, I understand that this may happen. While all of Sears and Macy’s subtenants were pushed up to the Macy’s and Dillard’s area of the mall, I’m not sure enough of them put up with the changing mall to make cthe difference. I used to shop at the Loft, Express and Limited (as a child, Limited Too). But now the only things that hold my interest are the four anchors and Gamestop. That’s about it. The former subtenants up in the Dillard’s/Belk area seem to be in the former Sears/Macy’s area, most of which are deserted. Gamestop seems to be the only consistent shop down there.

    • Alan

      July 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      It’s possible some of the department stores could survive the redevelopment like JCPenney did at North Hills. I wouldn’t count on anything, though, until the plans are released and then approved by the town.

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