Twin Ports Residents Suggest Replacement Stores For Departing Younkers
When news broke last month that Bon Ton - the parent company of Younkers - had filed bankruptcy and would be closing all of their locations nationwide, Duluth-Superior residents were weary; after all - the Younkers store in Superior's Mariner Mall had only just closed a month or so before that. Follow that up with the recent news last week that Duluth would be losing its Sears and its remaining Kmart (in Spirit Valley) and Twin Ports shoppers had good reason to be upset.
When we first reported the Younkers news, we posed the question: what should take the place of the store in the Miller Hill Mall. While we didn't set out to conduct an official survey, you chimed in on the comments section - sharing your thoughts and ideas for good, potential replacement stores that you would like to see as one of the main tenant/anchor stores at Duluth's biggest mall.
Below are the Top Five responses - listed in alphabetical order.
- indoor play space (no particular name here, just a general desire to see an indoor amusement/carnival sort of business)
The remainder of the list below - also in alphabetical order - are the store suggestions you commented with that didn't register as many responses as the ones above, but are still relevant ideas.
- Apple Store
- Bass Pro Shop
- Big Lots
- Camp Snoopy
- Dave & Busters
- FAO Schwarz
- Glass Block - Yes, the out-of-business store that Younkers replaced received a few votes
- Golden Corral
- indoor go karts
- indoor radio controlled tracks
- indoor roller rink
- Kwik Trip
- nothing - (This response registered a few votes)
- Nordstroms - Narrowly missed the Top Five list above
- On Cue
- Pizza Ranch
- Trader Joe's