Castleton Square remix calls for larger Forever 21, H&M

April 17, 2012
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Castleton Square MallSeveral big changes are in the works at central Indiana's largest shopping mall:

  • H&M is expanding its presence in the mall's lifestyle section, taking over the former homes of Moochie and Co., Jule and Yuki. The renovated store, which is adding 4,300 square feet, is set to open in the fall.
  • Forever 21 is more than tripling its square-footage at the northside mall by taking the former Borders space, as first reported here in February. The new 25,500-square-foot store is scheduled to open in early summer.
  • Flip Flop Shops, an Atlanta-based chain, plans to open a casual footwear store this spring across from Macy's.
  • Love Culture, a California-based boutique aimed at young women, plans to open between Macy's and the food court in the fall. It will be the chain's first Indiana store.
  • The Finish Line is adding a Nike Track Club to its Castleton Square store. The new concept, which the locally based chain tested at Greenwood Park in 2010, is scheduled to open in May.
  • The Limited is moving to the former home of Fossil. The Ohio-based chain plans to open the new shop in May.
  • Off Broadway Shoes has opened in the mall's Sears wing, as first reported here in January. The warehouse-style chain based in Georgia has taken 18,500 square feet.
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  • Yay
    How exciting! More mediocre stores expanding and opening.
    • The Headline Tells You Enough, If You Are Not Interested
      Dustin, Castleton is typical large middle-class mall. If that sort of thing doesn't appeal to you, then why waste the time reading an article and commenting about it?

      If you want to shop at a relatively fancy mall, go shop at the Fashion Mall, or for a higher end experience, drive up to Chicago and shop along Michigan Avenue. If you want to shop at a locally-owned non-chain clothing store, then go shop in Broad Ripple, Chatham Arch, or Fountain Square.

      Castleton Square is what it is. It is never going to have anything except mid-range chain stores.

      • Your point is unnecessary
        Chris, thank you for putting the effort out there to explain to me the differences among the shopping centers in the metro area of Indianapolis. I, however, simply don't care one way or the other about the other places since I am familiar with them anyway. The reason why I posted what I posted, was pure sarcasm. Clearly, you took the liberty to call me out on it, because you were... offended?
        • Flip Flops!
          Sweet! Flip Flop Shops is awesome! gotta check that out when its all finished up
          • Definition Please
            Please define awesome. Thank you.
          • Why Waste Your Time?
            Dustin, I was not offended by your sarcasm. It has been years since I last stepped foot in Castleton Square Mall, simply because it is not convenient for me for the goods available there that I would want, nor does it carry anything special to warrant going out of my way. So, I have no particular feelings one way or the other on the issue.

            And, yes, I do question the need for 2nd-grade sarcasm on the IBJ. I assume you are an adult, so why waste the time reading and commenting about something that doesn't interest you? No one affiliated with the IBJ, nor anyone else for, that matter, outside of the Simon corporation has any control over what stores go into Castleton, and Simon certainly don't give a fig about what anyone posts on the IBJ. So, long as enough people shop at their malls, they don't care what anyone thinks about the stores.

            So, if the mall isn't your cup of tea, just do as I do and shop elsewhere.
            • Great
              Great. More mediocre comments about the mall reconfiguring its space.
            • Definition
              Definition of awesome is walking into 700sq feet of wall to wall flip flops and sandals. Seeing every kind of sandal you could possibly imagine with all the best brands, styles and types. BTW I'm the owner so if you have any questions I can defiantly answer any.
            • Castleton
              Castleton is basically the last "mall" left in a town of one million people. Lord give me strength.
            • Unrelated ?
              Do we know what's going into that small building going up behind Taco Bell at exit 10 on I-69?

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