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Friday, March 31, 2017

Lincoln Mall in Matteson- What's Left Before Demolition (Update: 3/2017)

     The latest news on the closed Lincoln Mall in Matteson, Illinois plans for a court-ordered demolition that could begin as soon as next month. According to the Daily Southtown, the village board and a court approved receiver will return to court to discuss demolition estimates that will be reported to Matteson. If the court approves the estimates, demolition will begin in late April and finish in late July.

     According to potential developer's, the master plan calls for a "walkable" town center, the main focus is a relocated Carson's, housing such as apartments and office space, closely reflecting the redevelopment of the land once occupied by the former Plaza mall in Evergreen Park or even The Crossing at Northwest in Suburban St. Louis, Missouri. The mall is such a muddle, anything done soon will improve it, even if nothing fills the space, just remove the hazard.

     I have never heard of a place that is open for business and two-third of it are demolished and left untouched for over a decade. So many water and electrical problems finally brought the Mall to its closure in January 2015. Plans such as whats anticipated don't always follow through, lets hope something will come and turn the land around.

Here is my original post of the mall featuring in in depth view of the inside and outside of the mall through several years leading to its closure.

Here are some photos of the what is currently the condition of the Lincoln Mall before any unforeseen demolition has started.

The entire Family Christian Stores chain is closing, including the Matteson location.

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