K-Mart is leaving Fairview Heights and the city aldermen will vote to demolish the entire section of retail buildings from Office Max to Petco in order to create a new development tentatively named, Fairview City Centre.
Centre spelled Centre. I guess using the French spelling adds to the allure. But in any case my own experience has been that that particular K-Mart was one of the most depressing retail stores in the metro area. I'm surprised it has taken them so long to close. I'm old enough to remember when that building was a Venture store which predated most of what retail now stands in Fairview.
We shall see if the new Centre will be as successful as the "Shoppes" across the highway has been.