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Great Northern Mall reopens, concerns persist for tenants as county considers seizing property

Great Northern Mall in Clay reopened on Wednesday after a power outage forced the mall to close on Tuesday.

Select areas had power restored on the morning of Wednesday, April 6, but it took nearly the whole day for the lights to turn back on in all sections of the mall, according to WSYR-TV. Only a portion of the mall’s 11 businesses opened back up when power was restored.

Related: Great Northern Mall closes for second time this year


Mall owner Mike Kohan reportedly lost power due to unpaid bills. In 2015, National Grid cut power to Rotterdam Center outside of Albany, which Kohan also owns, when Kohan failed to pay bills for that mall as well. Kohan owns 55 malls across the country.

Onondaga County is considering seizing the property, and mall tenants face the possibility of having to move their businesses elsewhere.



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