(LaPorte, IN) - A supermarket is on the wish list for Maple Lane Mall in LaPorte. Rural King plans to open a store there in March and renovate the entire mall so other stores come to the once-thriving shopping center. Bert Cook, executive director of the LaPorte Economic Advancement
Partnership, said the city has made it known to Rural King a supermarket like a mall used to have is greatly desired to restore choice for consumers on the west side of the city.
Cook said he expects Rural King to start renovating the mostly empty mall in late summer or early fall. Rural King plans to open a store in the old Kmart section of the mall in March of 2021. One of the few businesses still at the mall, Dunham’s Sporting Goods, just Recently renewed its lease for five years, Cook said.