New stores coming soon to Mall Of Monroe

New stores coming soon to Mall of Monroe

Suzanne Nolan Wisler

The Monroe News     March 9, 2023

Five new stores are coming soon to the Mall of Monroe.

“Approximately 70% of stores (on a square footage basis) are occupied or in construction for future openings. Discussions are ongoing for future new tenants,” said Tim Matune, senior vice president for asset redevelopment for The Cafaro Co. of Niles, Ohio. “The future is bright for The Mall of Monroe.”

Stores opening soon are:

  • Ragnarok Supply and Motorworks, which is expected to open in the summer or fall.

The business will offer more than 51,000 square feet of high-end hunting, fishing and camping equipment with firearms, Matune said. “Plus, the sale and service of ATVs and dirt bikes with a four-bay facility for the installation of Line-X truck accessories.”

  • CubeSmartis planned for the summer or fall.

CubeSmart will offer 78,826 square feet of indoor, climate-controlled storage with a retail store for the sale of storage and moving supplies, Matune said.

  • Castaway Eats and Treats, a fast service food court tenant, will open in about two months and will sell sandwiches, subs, paninis, pizza, barbecued foods, pretzels, ice cream, cookies and snacks.
  • Disctopia, planned to open April 1, will sell records, anime, videos, video games and all other types of media.
  • The Mystery Shop, coming in May, will feature hand-made, artisan-quality, home décor-related antiques and locally made food products.

Several stores recently opened at the Mall of Monroe:

  • Domka Outdoors: A 57,000 square-foot business featuring firearms, ammunition, archery bows, crossbows, fishing equipment and tackle, professional repair and design services, and the presentation of leagues, competitions, seminars and birthday parties.
  • MCF Market: Goods from local artisans and vintage collectors.
  • Your PC Doctor, Electronics and More: New consumer electronic items, such as computers, gaming items and equipment, car audio equipment, air conditioners, and computer repair and service.
  • Katalina’s Kitchen: Operated by the Ayala family, the business is a fast service food court selling authentic Mexican food.
  • Monroe Community Players: Newly designed and constructed studio theater for presenting plays and performances.
  • Wonderworld Comics: Sale and exchange of comic books, toys, games, sports cards, and Japanese anime and manga.
  • Pinball and Classic Arcade: New and classic style-pinball machines and arcade games for players of all ages for recreation and tournament play.

Other Mall of Monroe businesses are: Phoenix Theatres, Bath & Body Works, Planet Fitness, Shoe Department, Pillar Performance (featuring high-intensity cross-fit and athletic performance training including hockey), Spencer’s, Color Beauty Supply, Claw Kicker, Wu Ji Acupressure, Champion Force Cheerleading and Tumbling, Custom Designed Clothing by Amu & Ani, Brow Shapes, and Family and Friends Funland.

Also open at the Mall of Monroe are: Leviathan Offices, the Humane Society of Monroe County and Monroe City Church.

Space remains available.

“Unlike many other malls that closed in similar sized markets, The Mall of Monroe survived the retail apocalypse, the demise of many department stores and COVID,” Matune said. “Our on-site staff maintains the property and provides security according to the highest standards in the business. Should anyone wish to open a hair care salon, a move-in quality, fully outfitted salon is available. The mall also has 68 acres of undeveloped property for development for commercial, housing, institutional, etc.”

The Cafaro Co. is the parent organization of the Frenchtown Square Partnership. In 1987, Cafaro built The Mall of Monroe (formerly Frenchtown Square Mall) and has operated the property ever since. The Mall of Monroe is at 2121 N. Monroe St.




HomeGoods Coming to Kennedy Mall



February 20, 2023



Joe Bell                                                                      Joshua Cash

Director of Corporate Communications                Marketing Director

Cafaro Company                                                      Kennedy Mall                           

330-743-7688                                                           563-5561994  Ext. 102

724-730-4532 (Mobile)



HomeGoods to call Kennedy Mall Home



One of the nation’s most popular destination for housewares and home décor is on its way to Dubuque, Iowa.  HomeGoods will debut at Kennedy Mall in the near future.  The new HomeGoods will occupy a spacious 24,217 square foot location next to HuHot Mongolian Grill.  Books-A-Million, which is currently located in that spot, will be moving to a new 12,212 square foot space that in part of the former Younkers store.  Both HomeGoods and Books-A-Million will be accessible from both the exterior of the mall and the interior concourse.  Another popular shop, Captured on Canvas, will relocate to a new, larger location across from Bath & Body Works.


Work is currently underway to create the new store spaces for HomeGoods and Books-A-Million.  An exact opening date for both has not been established but will be announced in the coming months.


            HomeGoods offers an ever-changing mix of merchandise, including furniture, rugs, lighting, soft home, decorative accessories, tabletop, cookware, and much more. Introduced in 1992, HomeGoods operates across the U.S. including Puerto Rico. It is part of the TJX family of retailers. HomeGoods also operates an e-commerce site.


Kennedy Mall has been serving the people of northeast Iowa, as well as nearby communities in Wisconsin and Illinois, since 1970.  Located at 555 J.F.K. Road in Dubuque, the complex encompasses nearly 700,000 square feet of space.  The mall is owned and managed as part of the Cafaro family of companies, based in Niles, Ohio.  For more information, visit and







Boscov’s Expanding into West Virginia at Meadowbrook Mall



February 15, 2023




Joe Bell                                                                        Jacob Stein

Director of Corporate Communications                            Executive Vice President

Cafaro Company                                                           Boscov’s Department Store, LLC                                  

330-743-7688                                                                 610-370-3808

724-730-4532 (Mobile)


Joseph Thomas

Marketing Director

Meadowbrook Mall

304-842-5441, Ext. 102


Boscov’s coming to Meadowbrook Mall


Jim Boscov, Chairman and CEO of Boscov’s, is pleased to announce that an all-new edition of his family’s iconic department store will open the company’s 50th store, it’s first in the state of West Virginia, at Meadowbrook Mall in Bridgeport.  The store will open in the fall of 2023.  The new 151,000 square foot Boscov’s will be the largest department store in the region. Boscov’s will combine, reimagine and completely remodel spaces previously occupied by Sears and a dozen other adjacent mall stores bringing North Central West Virginia communities a traditional Boscov’s store with a modern design!

Based in Reading, PA, Boscov’s operates 49 stores in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Ohio. It is the nation’s largest family owned department store chain. Boscov’s is now celebrating its 109th year as a full-line, full-service department store and is known as much for making shopping fun as it is for offering the best brands at the best prices with incredible service. Over 250 Boscov’s co-workers will offer unique services and provide extras, such as free gift wrap supplies regardless of the amount of the purchase, a year round military discount, a gift registry for every occasion, curbside pickup and a hassle free return policy. Shop and learn more at

Best known for its unique retailing style, Boscov’s combines a vast assortment of fashion merchandise that includes both traditional labels and leading designer names. In addition to the wide range of departments normally found in department stores, Boscov’s also features departments such as toys, furniture, an exciting gift department, a huge full service candy department and much more.

“We have the advantage of being a family-owned business. That means we can make decisions and work to please the customer; not the stock market,” Jim Boscov said. “We still believe in the traditional department store, where in one shopping trip, you can find everything you want. North Central West Virginia is going to see some very aggressive retailing that combines fun, fashion, community partnership, entertainment and service with jaw dropping pricing throughout the store.”   To join Mr. Boscov on a video tour, click on this link:

As America’s largest family-owned department store company, family matters to Boscov’s.  Year-round, Boscov’s is actively involved with local non-profit organizations. Last year, these efforts resulted in over $2.5 million raised for the communities it serves. It is important that fundraising efforts remain within those communities.  A special event to benefit local charities in the North Central West Virginia area will take place in conjunction with the Grand Opening of the Meadowbrook Mall Boscov’s. More details about this event will be forthcoming.

The Meadowbrook Mall Complex is located on Interstate 79, Exit 121, in Bridgeport, West Virginia.  It has been serving the people of North Central  since 1982.  To learn more, visit  Meadowbrook Mall is owned and managed in association with Cafaro-affiliated companies, based in Niles, Ohio.  One of the nation’s largest privately held shopping center developers, the Cafaro organization has developed more than 50 million square feet of commercial real estate in 14 states.   For more information on the Cafaro organization, log onto