POTTSVILLE — Dunham’s Sports will open a 43,000-square-foot store at Fairlane Village Mall in December.

Levin Management Corp., leasing agent for the 405,000-square-foot retail property along Route 61 between Saint Clair and Pottsville, made the announcement earlier this year. A representative of the mall said last week that a grand opening has not been set, but the store is expected wto open about the first week of December.

Dunham’s had been located in the Frackville Mall, but left when new owner NorthPoint Development LLC announced it would demolish the shopping facility.

Founded in 1937, Dunham’s maintains more than 230 stores in 22 states, offering a full line of traditional sporting goods, outdoor and athletic equipment and active and casual sports apparel and footwear.

Fairlane Village Mall is co-anchored by Kohl’s, Michaels Arts & Crafts and Boscov’s department store. The property features a lineup of national, regional and local tenants including Harbor Freight Tools, Schuylkill Valley Sports, Benigna’s Creek Winery and Kay Jewelers.

Theatre plan scrapped

Schuylkill Mall Theatre, owners of Pearl 8, has scrapped plans to build a eight-screen movie theater atop a new Mahantongo parking deck near the Yuengling Brewery in downtown Pottsville.

Pottsville Area Development Corp. Interim Director Savas Logothetides told the Republican Herald that “the movie company was unable to garner the financial resources needed to make the project a reality.”

The parking garage has been closed since October 2016 when it was found to be structurally deficient. The structure was razed by the city earlier this month.

A new garage will be built using a 35-year loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a $750,000 promissory note issued by the city and bought by the Greater Pottsville Area Sewer Authority. Richard L. “Dick” Yuengling Jr. has also pledged $2.8 million to the project.

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