A Change.org petition has been created in hopes of keeping the American Girl store at the Chesterfield Mall open.
Thursday, a spokesman for American Girl said the store would close by Feb. 21, saying financial challenges facing the mall have affected their business. The closure will affect 10 full-time employees and 27 part-time workers.
The online petition states the Chesterfield Mall location should stay open because if it closes “people have to drive three hours to the nearest store.”
In July, Chesterfield city officials said they hope to keep the mall open for at least another year while they finder a buyer and work out a long-term plan. One option is to turn the property into a mixed-use facility with a hotel and office space.
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