The Goody’s in Kendale Plaza will close in November, according to banners advertising a “store closing” sale.
A person answering the phone said the store is set to close the week before Thanksgiving. The national Goody’s Facebook page, which somehow has more than a quarter million likes, says the company’s mission is “to be America’s leading small town, neighborhood retailer dedicated to delivering desirable brand name family apparel with exceptional value and service.”
The closing is another blow to the beleaguered Kendale property, which at the time of its opening in the 1960s known to be the longest continuous shopping center in the state. Today, it has largely fallen into disrepair.
There is some hope for the shopping center’s future, however. The two thirds of the property which are still operational were sold to a Moore County developer in August, and while that company hasn’t announced any plans for the site, sources have indicated to The Rant that it’s a company that tends toward higher quality work than what currently exists at Kendale.
Meanwhile, the MINA Charter School announced in September that it had closed on the unused lower third of the shopping center, which it intends to renovate for a 2020 opening. Read The Rant’s three part series from 2017 on the past, present and future of Kendale here.