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Lakeshore Mall’s future? Owner optimistic, but for now, ‘it’s struggling’
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Gainesville's Lakeshore Mall has had a rough lately with anchor store Sears closing, and then the coronavirus shutting down stores, and now another of its anchor stores JCPenney experiencing financial woes. - photo by Scott Rogers
The 50-year-old, 500,000-square-foot Lakeshore Mall at 150 Pearl Nix Parkway has struggled over the years, including Sears closing in 2019 and J.C. Penney announcing June 5 that its store would close as part of bankruptcy proceedings.