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Another Store Closing in the Broadmoor Outlet Mall

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PASCO, Wash-- Another store is closing in a shopping center in Pasco and it's never even been able to get off it's feet. KNDU talked to the property manager of the Broadmoor Outlet Mall to find out why many stores have been unsuccessful.

Collin Conway, of NAI Black, says the company that used to own the mall had some financial issues. Metropolitan Mortgage was the original owner, but the company collapsed back in 2005.
Since then the outlet mall has sat more than half empty.

The employees at the Paper Factory and it's loyal customers are frustrated.

"Broadmoor's not out of the way it's right off of the freeway, but in the same instance there is nothing else here," said Chantelle King, Paper Factory General Manager.

Some people say this outlet mall looks like a ghost town. Besides a fitness center and a few outlet stores you'll never have trouble finding a parking space. It was supposed to be much bigger.

"They would develop it as an outlet mall with two phases. They built the 1st phase and never finished the 2nd phase," said David Mcdonald, Pasco City Manager.

Last May a new owner, NAI Black out of Spokane, started aggressively going after new tenants.

"Right now we've just completed two deals, to large deals, that are coming in. One is a charter college and there's a new Christian center that's coming in and they took about 10,000 sq feet," said Conway.

The new tenants will be a 20 percent increase in revenue for the owners, but they're not outlet stores and may not draw in traffic to keep the current stores open.