(La Porte, IN) - A major retail chain store is marking its territory in La Porte. A Rural King trailer is parked outside Maple Lane Mall. Rural King, the owner of the once thriving property, is planning to open a store in the old Kmart section of the mall in the coming weeks.
Mayor Tom Dermody said it’s exciting to see the activity and hope for restoring a greater retail presence on the city’s west side. “I’m looking forward to potentially other tenants that will be bringing life to the west side,” he said.
Rural King has already made significant improvements to the building and parking lot. The store chain has over 100 locations in states like Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee.