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La Crosse’s Valley View Mall headed to auction in March, after foreclosure

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Valley View Mall could have a new owner a month from now. 

A sheriff’s auction of the mall along Highway 16 is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 8, inside the main lobby of the La Crosse County courthouse. 

The mall, which has been open since July of 1980, is valued at around $27 million.  

A judge ordered a foreclosure sale of the mall two years ago, after Valley View’s long-time owners, the PREIT company, announced the building would be put up for sale. 

The auction reportedly would not include the anchor store spaces.  Macy’s, Sears and Herbergers all have closed their Valley View stores in the past five years. 

The former Sears store is being remodeled into a Hy-Vee supermarket, which would not be included in the sale, either.

Dayton’s was an original anchor at Valley View, along with Sears, Herbergers, and J.C. Penney, which all moved out of downtown La Crosse when the mall opened.

The auction also will include some parcels of land next to the mall property.

 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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