Eddie Bauer to close Circle Centre location

Eddie Bauer, an original tenant at Circle Centre Mall, will close its doors at the downtown Indianapolis mall for good this month.

The store, which has operated at Circle Centre Mall since it opened in 1995, will close Jan. 16, Eddie Bauer spokeswoman Jorie Westley told IBJ.

“The closing and opening of stores is part of Eddie Bauer’s normal business practices; just as it is with other retailers,” she wrote in an email to IBJ.

The Eddie Bauer at Clay Terrace in Carmel, the only other Eddie Bauer location in the Indianapolis area, remains open. Westley said there are no plans currently to open another Eddie Bauer in Indianapolis.

The closure is another hit to the struggling mall overseen by Simon Property Group. Last month, clothing retailer Express confirmed it also was closing its Circle Centre Location after 25 years.

Headquartered in Seattle and founded in 1920 by its name sake, Eddie Bauer operates more than 275 locations in North America.

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7 thoughts on “Eddie Bauer to close Circle Centre location

  1. You may want to double-check store locations. They still have a store at Jefferson Pointe in Fort Wayne according to their website. I’m not sure about elsewhere, but the article says Clay Terrace is the only one left in Indiana.

    1. Article says Indianapolis area. (Story may have been updated). There is an outlet store in Edinburgh as well.

    1. Just once after the housing bubble burst causing the recession. This was a pretty easy google search…

      In 2003, Spiegel, Inc., entered bankruptcy. The Spiegel catalog and all other assets were sold, except for Eddie Bauer.

      In May 2005, Spiegel, Inc., emerged from bankruptcy as a stand-alone company under the name “Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc.”. On June 17, 2009, Eddie Bauer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware[4] and was purchased by Golden Gate Capital.

  2. Indeed sad to see Circle Centre decline. The Nordstrom closing was the beginning. One would hope this Simon mall would be more of a flagship location. But, for such a mall to survive a much greater demand must exist from not just convention visitors, but also for a central area population with the economic resources to support the mall businesses. Indianapolis must seek to attract employers that provide long-term sustainable middle income wages. While Indianapolis can highlight significant increases in downtown residential population, this alone is not enough. A significant increase in central city population across all economic strata must be encouraged. Greater central city employment must be encouraged and this should be focused on the higher capacity corridors, Meridian and Washington Street. Redevelopment of central city areas along strong transit axes is key. Indianapolis should focus on residential development along existing parkways, such as Pleasant Run and Fall Creek and White River, but also on new parkway boulevards parallel the the IWC canal in the Riverside area. Trees need to be reimplemented throughout [deforested] neighborhoods to not only also benefit heat island effect but also enhance attractiveness and livability. A grand vision of the city should be sound schools, sound neighborhoods, sound transportation, and safety. That means quality planning and design parameters must prevail rather than the typical lowest common denominator, lowest cost plan – a sound balance of economic efficiency and long-term quality design must be the objective.

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