AURELIUS | Claire's, the national retailer of jewelry and accessories for girls and young women, has vacated its Fingerlakes Mall location.
A sign in front of the former store in the Aurelius mall says its last day open was Saturday, Dec. 12. As of Monday morning, some inventory remained behind its steel gate.
Both Fingerlakes Mall General Manager Rene Patterson and officials at Claire's Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based headquarters did not return requests for comment.
Compared to the same time last year, the company's store count has also dropped, from 1,876 to 1,793.
Claire's follows several other tenant losses at Fingerlakes Mall this year. Its Kay Jewelers and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft locations announced in October that they would be closing in the near future, and Regis Salon left that month, as well.
In other mall news, Marketing Manager Vin Gleason has announced that its new farmers market will be delayed until April 8.
Additionally, new jeweler tenant West & Co. has opened in the former Littman location.