CLARK COUNTY — After a loss of anchor tenants over the last decade, the Upper Valley Mall, a staple in the Clark County community for decades, will close to the public in June.
The decision was made by the owners of the property, the Clark County commissioners and the Clark County Land Reutilization Corp., a spokesperson for the county said in a media release Thursday.
The mall will officially close to the public June 16.
The mall opened in 1970, but following the loss of anchor tenants and ongoing changes in retail sales, the decision was made to permanently close, the spokesperson said.
“This area remains viable as an economic driver for the community and could be repurposed in any number of ways from light industrial to mixed use development,” Clark County Land Reutilization Corp. Executive Director Ethan Harris said in a statement.
“The property has great access and carrying capacities, and I’m confident we will quickly find a new use for the property as we continue to prepare and market it for new ownership.”
The Clark County Land Reutilization Corp. purchased the mall’s property in 2018, after getting a $3 million loan to make the purchase.
“It’s time to re-imagine what this property can do for our community’s future under different ownership and a new use,” Clark County Commission President Melanie Flax Wilt said in the media release.
The mall’s closure will not impact the Clark County Combined Health District’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the mall, officials said.
This is a developing story and we’ll update this page as we learn more.