The mall was a hub of retail in Clark County for decades but has watched as longtime anchors like J.C. Penney and Macy’s, along with numerous smaller chains, have closed.
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Here is a list of what is still open at the Upper Valley Mall:
1. Hollywood Nails
Hollywood Nails offers manicure and pedicure services.
2. Shear Perfection
5. Spencer’s Gifts
Spencer’s Gifts specializes in novelty and gag gifts. The company also sells clothing, band merchandise, room decor, collectible figures, fashion and body jewelry as well as fantasy and horror items, according to the company’s website.
7. Shoe Dept. Encore
Shoe Dept. Encore is a retail chain featuring casual, dress and athletic shoes for men, women and children. The store features a wide variety of name brands, as well as brand exclusive to Shoe Dept. Encore.
Shoe Dept. Encore has about 1,100 locations across the county.
9. Popz Topz showroom
The store was started in 2012 by Stephens and the hats are sold mainly online at popztopz.com, however, the store’s Upper Valley Mall location has served as a showcase for the business for the past two years.
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10. Foot Locker
Foot Locker is a sportswear and footwear retailer.
The store offers shoes, clothing and other sports-related merchandise.
Home Plate Sports Academy offers indoor batting cages. The sports academy also offers hitting, catching and pitching lessons. It also offers party rooms for birthday parties, team events and youth group gatherings, according to the companies Facebook page.
12. Epic Loot Games and Comics
Epic Loot Games and Comics offers a wide variety of items for all sorts of hobbies, including; board games, minis, comic books, Magic products, trading cards, video games, gaming accessories and role-playing accessories.
In addition, the store offers large gaming rooms with tables and chairs fitted for close access and viewing of games. Each day of the week, the store also offers scheduled events that will, “satisfy the most competitive gamer and the most casual,” according to the company’s website.
The gaming and comic book store is one of two locations, the other is located in Centerville.
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