More empty stores along the Homer Adams Parkway in Alton will be filled soon. Alton's Mayor says a Kay Jewler's Store will be moving into the building that also houses Jimmy John's, a Factory Direct Mattress location will be going in near the old Payless Shoe Store near K-Mart, and the old Burger King building may be razed if a potential developer moves ahead with plans for that property.
Mayor Brant Walker declined to elaborate on that plan, saying it's too early in the process to do so. He tells The Big Z Harbor Freight in the former Venture building is doing great business, and there may be another store moving into that building soon.
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He says there is momentum building at Alton Square Mall as well, with nearly all of the storefronts on the bottom level leased, and the Macy's building now the property of the mall ownership.