In its first official, public acknowledgement of a long-term closure, the Colorado Mills Mall posted to their website Friday afternoon.
The mall's statement says it cannot predict exact opening dates but expects to be open, "in time for this year's holiday shopping season."
9NEWS attempted to reach out to the mall's official public relations channels earlier this week. We did not get any official comment, but heard from several store owners.
Here is the mall's complete statement:
Colorado Mills suffered extensive damage as a result of a severe hail storm that occurred on May 8, 2017. Thankfully our mall shoppers and our tenants' employees did not sustain any injuries caused by the hail storm. However, the hail created openings in the roof, which allowed rain water to intrude into the mall interior, including all common areas and tenant spaces. We have already commenced remediation and restoration efforts and we are working with our insurers and others to ensure that Colorado Mills reopens as soon as possible.
Individual anchor tenants with exterior entrances will open as soon as possible and Super Target and UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX are open. We are currently unable to estimate when the entire mall will reopen for business to the public but believe it will be in time for this year's holiday shopping season.
The closure of the mall could cost the city of Lakewood $350,000 per month in lost tax revenue.
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