The Pacific Sunwear store located in the Mall of Abilene closed last week after the local retailer chose not to renew their lease.
Laurie McAdams, Marketing and Specialty Leasing Manager for the Mall of Abilene, said that a replacement store has not been officially determined yet.
Students who shopped at PacSun are sorry to see the store go, but they look forward to seeing what new store will take its place.
“I loved PacSun,” said Annique Dentino, freshman psychology major from Lubbock. “I was really excited to see that the Abilene mall actually had one. I would like to see it change maybe into an Urban Outfitters or H&M, but those are high hopes.”
Dylan Brugman, sophomore political science major from Aurora, Colo., would also like to see PacSun replaced with a popular brand.
“I think it’s a bummer that PacSun is closing, but I wouldn’t mind seeing an Urban Outfitters or Gap put in to replace it,” Brugman said.
Other students mentioned they would like to see retailers such as Urban Outfitters, H&M, Zara, Topshop, Sephora, Nike or Forever 21.
A specific timeline concerning the search for a new retailer has not been released.
The Mall of Abilene is located on Buffalo Gap Road and contains more than ninety retailers. A list of these can be found at www.mallofabilene.com.
The mall is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Shoppers may also download the Mall of Abilene App, which features the mall directory, news and offers, upcoming events, services and more.
“We’re always looking for opportunities for our customers to have a good shopping experience when they come to the mall,” McAdams said.