Florissant (KSDK) - We're wrapping up one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. But in north St. Louis County, the Jamestown Mall has had some of its doors shut and locked since Friday. It's the second time it has closed within the past month because the heat's been turned off. Only three stores independently heated were able to stay open for the holiday rush.
One of them, was the J.C. Penney Outlet, which is holding a closeout sale. It's just the latest mall tenant to announce it's shutting down.
"I just wanted to see it one last time before it closes," said Ann Berry, who lives a mile away from the mall.
Berry even worked at the mall decades ago. She says she still remembers well when the vacant parking lots were packed with cars.
"It's kind of sad in a lot of ways. I think what I miss most is the convenience of having a nice mall right here," said Berry.
It's a sentiment many people in the community share.
"The people who live in north county, we don't have anywhere to go as far as malls. We have to drive far out to the Galleria, West County… when we have a mall right here in our area. So it's kind of sad," said north St. Louis County resident Stephanie Holliam.
In addition to JC's 5 Star Outlet, Macy's and the Sears Auto and Tire Center remain open. NewsChannel 5 reached out to mall officials Sunday to ask when the heat may be turned back on, but we were not able to reach anyone.