The empty parking lot at Carlingwood Sears on Feb. 14, 2018. (Devyn Barrie/OttawaStart.com)
The owners of the Carlingwood Mall are looking to get rid of the large former Sears store on their property.
Coun. Mark Taylor broke the news on Tuesday, tweeting that he will be meeting with mall management to discuss their plans. The Sears has been closed since January when the department store chain when bankrupt.
Pleased to be meeting soon with the Carlingwood Mall planning team to discuss their next steps. They have applied to demolish the old Sears portion of the building to make way for future plans.— Mark Taylor (@Go_Taylor) August 21, 2018
Taylor told CBC Ottawa the old store is quite old and the mall owners think it would be more logical to level it and build something new rather than try to re-purpose it. It’s not clear what the redevelopment would entail, but Taylor told CBC it could include residential space.
Whoa. Farewell to the giant. https://t.co/50myD0eobe— Andrew King (@twitandrewking) August 21, 2018
Aw, man. That's where I got so many of my shoes when I was a kid. There was a giant Winnie the Pooh on the wall on the lower level. https://t.co/VXUR9U7NF4— Megan (@ubiquitykilljoy) August 21, 2018