Gateway Mall, which has lost a number of national tenants over the past few months because of bankruptcies and store closings, is filling a number of spaces with local and regional ones.
Gateway General Manager Chad Becwar said four new retailers have opened at the mall in the past week.
Bling Glamour, a regional boutique primarily focused on women’s apparel and accessories, opened Sept. 29 in a space vacated by Hot Topic.
The Gateway store is the 13th for the Kansas-based retailer, which also has stores in Kearney and Grand Island.
Two stores opened last Thursday: Burgundy Cosmetics and Chic.
Burgundy Cosmetics is a local skincare boutique that opened in a space formerly occupied by a My Pillow store.
Chic is a local retail store focused on selling leggings that's located near Bath & Body Works.
Holiday Haven is a temporary tenant that opened recently. Becwar said it will sell Halloween merchandise and then transition to selling items for the Christmas holiday season.
An existing tenant at the mall also is expanding to a larger space.
Triple Blessed Boutique, which is based in Broken Bow, has moved from its roughly 1,500-square-foot space at the mall to the space recently vacated by Justice, which is about 4,000 square feet, Becwar said.
Triple Blessed sells dresses, tops, bottoms and accessories in both regular and plus sizes.
The food court also will be getting a new tenant. Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant, which is at 5500 Old Cheney Road, will be opening an "express" location there on Oct. 15.
Becwar said there is "a lot of momentum" at the mall right now.
Lincoln stores that have closed or are slated to close
Lincoln stores that have closed in recent years or are slated to close
Fresh Thyme, October 2020
Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at 52nd and O streets was one of the major new retailers to open in Lincoln in the first half of 2016. It closed in October 2020.
Bed Bath & Beyond, 2020
Bed Bath & Beyond closed its north Lincoln location, shown here on the far right in the Lincoln Crossing shopping center.
Scooter's, October 2020
Scooter's Coffee closed two of its three downtown locations in October 2020, including the location at Eighth and P streets and the one in the Gold's Building at 11th and O streets. The stores did not close because of the pandemic, but because the company is moving all locations to drive-thrus.
Photo Shoppe, May 2020
Photo Shoppe in Piedmont closed in May 2020.
Jos. A. Bank
Jos. A. Bank, shown at far right, closed its Lincoln location at The District at O Street because of its parent company's bankruptcy filing.
Pier 1, January 2020
Pier 1's store at SouthPointe Pavilions closed in January 2020.
The Gordmans store at Lincoln Crossing closed after its owner, Stage Stores, declared bankruptcy.
Wright's Jewelers, November 2019
Wright's Jewelers in the Pioneer Woods shopping center at 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard closed in November 2019.
Post and Nickel, November 2019
The Post & Nickel at 14th and P streets closed in November 2019 after 52 years.
Forever 21, November 2019
Forever 21 opened a store at Gateway Mall in June 2013 and closed in November 2019.
Charming Charlie closed its store at SouthPointe Pavilions.
Dressbarn, May 2019
Dressbarn, with a SouthPointe location, closed in May 2019.
Banana Republic closed its Lincoln store at SouthPointe Pavilions.
Charlotte Russe closed its Gateway location and all other stores.
Shopko closed its four Lincoln stores, including its location at 27th Street and Nebraska 2.
Rogers Jewelers, 2019
Rogers Jewelers at Gateway Mall closed in 2019.
Sears, March 2019
Sears' Lincoln location at Gateway Mall closed in March 2019.
Gap, January 2019
The Gap store at SouthPointe Pavilions closed in January 2019.
Beauty Brands, January 2019
Beauty Brands in Centro Plaza at 48th and R streets opened in 2016 (shown in photo) but closed Jan. 19, 2019.
Mattress Firm, October 2018
The Mattress Firm location at 5001 O St. closed in October 2018.
Younkers, August 2018
The 100,000-square-foot Younkers store at Gateway Mall closed in August of 2018.
Akin's Natural Foods, June 2018
The Akin's Natural Foods store at 6900 O St. in Meridian Park closed in June 2018.
Toys 'R' Us, June 2018
The 30,000-square-foot Toys 'R' Us store at 5220 N. 27th St. in Lincoln closed in June 2018.
Husker Headquarters north location, April 2018
Husker Headquarters in Lincoln Crossing on 27th north of Superior Street closed in April 2018. There is another location downtown, at Gateway Mall and at 5631 S. 56th St. in The Alamo Center.
The U.S. Bank branch at 13th and L streets closed in January. It became the fourth branch to close in Lincoln and was one of more than a dozen that closed across Nebraska.
Christopher & Banks
Christopher & Banks, which has two stores in Lincoln, declared bankruptcy in January and said it may close all of its stores.
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