WEST ACRES was given a double whammy in 2017 and 2018. Two of its anchor stores, Sears and Herberger's, were shuttered, creating around 287,000 square feet of vacant store space.
Graphic 1 from www.sears.com
Graphic 2 from www.bonton.com 


Best Buy stepped in and renovated half of the vacant Sears. The new store opened in June 2018. The abandoned Herberger's, on the west end of WEST ACRES, remained up for grabs.