Above and below are two views of a virtually vacant First Floor. In the fall of 2012, METROCENTER management attempted to relocate all remaining lower level stores to the Second Floor, with the goal being to completely close off the entire lower mall level.
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Many tenants demanded monetary compensation, which was refused. In retaliation, they shuttered their stores.
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The Burlington Coat Factory mallway entrance, accessed from the First Floor, was eventually sealed off.
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Champs Sports, a Second Floor METROCENTER store.
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The Cookie Store, also operating on the Second Floor of METROCENTER.
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