Carson's to close 5 Indiana locations including Circle Centre Mall

Posted at 1:46 PM, Jan 31, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Carson's at Circle Centre Mall will be closing, according to an announcement made Wednesday by the store's parent company, The Bon-Ton Stores.

Bon-Ton is closing 42 stores as part of a turnaround plan announced in November.

The company says store closing sales are scheduled to begin on Feb. 1 and run for about 10 to 12 weeks.

Employees will be offered the opportunity to interview for available positions at other stores.

In total, five Carson's in Indiana are closing including stores in Anderson, Columbus, Elkhart and Marion.

Carson's signed a five-year contract extension to stay at Circle Centre Mall, Simon Property Group told RTV6 last January.

Carson's departure means there will be no major department stores at Circle Centre.

Other stores that have closed at the mallinclude Talbots, LOFT, The Limited, Yankee Candle, American Greetings, GAP and Abercrombie and Fitch.

Visit Indy issued the following statement in regards to Tuesday's announcement. 

"We are confident in Simon’s ability to continue to reinvent what an urban mall looks like, an issue other major cities are facing nationwide.

Moreover, we are confident in their commitment to our community."