Imperial Mall officially closing, tenants must be out by May 31

HASTINGS, Neb. -- Imperial Mall manager Marian Turner confirms to Local4 that the final tenants of the mall have been given notice to vacate the mall by May 31.

Napoli's restaurant and Life House Church have until the end of the month to get all of their belongings out of the Imperial Mall.

According to the mall manager, there have been some offers to buy the building but the owners have turned them down. The owners originally asked about $3 million for the building so they are looking for the right buyer.

“You know and it's unfortunate that we've come across these owners that are from New York and they've put a New York price on Nebraska property and unfortunately we never were able to get it out from underneath them and bring it in to local ownership,” Mayor Corey Stutte said.

Back in February the Nebraska State Fire Marshal gave the mall owners a deadline to fix some safety code violations. They gave extensions as they saw there was progress on fixing those issues.

The mall manager says the need to make these repairs spurred the owner’s decision to close.

In April, Napoli's posted on their Facebook page that they were in search of a new location. The manager said as of last week, Napoli's had not yet found a new location. So the mall owners are going to give them a few extra days to get all of their equipment out of the building.

There were meetings last year for public input on what it could be turned in to and those ideas are still floating around for if or when the property is sold.