“They’re closing a lot of their stores in the Southeast, particularly,” said Tom Dornfeld, the mall’s interim general manager.
Abercrombie and the mall management made a mutual decision not to renew the store’s lease, Dornfeld said.
Abercrombie will have normal business hours Saturday, closing at 9 p.m., a store manager said.
Attempts to reach Abercrombie’s corporate office Friday were not successful.
The clothing store has been open in the mall for about a decade. Hollister, also owned by the Abercrombie company, will not be affected by the closure, Dornfeld said.
Talks have started with several businesses to bring a tenant in the space, which is near one of the mall’s entrances, Dornfeld said.
Dornfeld said they are focusing on one company.
“It’s pretty exciting, the people we’re talking to,” he said.
An announcement might be made in a couple of months, Dornfeld said.