MARION - The Illinois Star Centre Mall remains open, but another one of its tenants is leaving.
Last week, the Marion Republican reported that Sears will be closing in April. Today, it was learned via Facebook that Joe's Records is moving.
Co-owner Josh Stockinger confirmed news that the records store will relocate to the Marion Centre at 1301 Enterprise Way between Rural King and The Factory Connection, just off Illinois 13.
Joe's first opened at the mall in December of 2013 near Dillard's. A little over a year ago, it moved closer to Bath and Body Works.
"We have to be out of the Illinois Star Centre mall by the end of the month and the plan is to re-open at the new location by Feb. 1," Stockinger said. "We're excited about having more visibility. We wish everyone at the mall the best. For us, it was simply time for us to change course."
The store, with locations in Carbondale, Evansville, Indiana, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Owensboro, Kentucky, will change its name to match the others - "Hard Copies."
Part of the store's inventory includes vinyl records, cassettes, CDs, Blue Ray discs, VHS recorders, classic and new video games, record players, and rock and movie T-Shirts.
Other stores that have recently closed shop at the Illinois Star Centre mall following an afternoon walk-through Saturday include: Subway, Claire's Factory Connection, and Vapors 4U.