(LaPorte, IN) - It’s too early to say how many stores will be at Maple Lane Mall in LaPorte.
Rural King has announced plans to open a store there in March and renovate the entire structure and lease the unoccupied space for retail use. How many stores will depend on whether a major anchor store comes to the mall. There could be more of the smaller stores. Bert Cook, executive director of the LaPorte Economic Advancement Partnership, says a better idea of how many stores will be known in the coming months as site plans develop for the over 200,000 square foot mall. So far, Cook says Rural King has not received any commitments from retailers but is negotiating.