What happened to Merle Hay Mall?

What happened to Merle Hay Mall?

There are 2 vacant anchor stores that were once Younkers – which is set for remodeling as an ice arena – and Sears – which was demolished in 2021. Applebee’s, IHOP, and Starbucks operate on the outparcels of the mall….Merle Hay Mall.

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Who is Merle Hay?

Merle David Hay, a Glidden-area farm boy, was the first Iowan and one of the first three Americans killed in World War I. Private Hay, 21, died in the early hours of Nov. 3, 1917, while serving sentry duty in the trenches near Artois, France, close to enemy lines.

What time does Merle Hay Mall open for walkers?

Join one of the friendliest walking communities and, of course, wonderful window shopping! Doors open at 9am on Monday through Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

Where is Merle Hay buried?

West Lawn Cemetery

Merle Hay
Buried West Lawn Cemetery, Glidden, Iowa
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1917

When did Sears Merle Hay close?

The Merle Hay Sears store closed in October 2018, the day before its parent company announced its bankruptcy. The building has been unused ever since. Holland has said the building will be razed and a strip center built on the land.

When did Merle Hay Mall open?

August 17, 1959Merle Hay Mall / Opened

What happened to agriculture in Iowa during the war?

Iowa farmers grew more corn and oats and raised more hogs, horses and cattle during the war years. When the war ended, agricultural prosperity ceased. Many farm owners, in debt for lands and equipment purchased during prosperous years, were unable to pay when loans came due. They lost their farms through bankruptcy.

When did Sears close in Des Moines?

The Sears at Southridge Mall in Des Moines closed in August 2016.

When was Southridge Mall built?

1970Southridge Mall / Opened

What caused the Dust Bowl?

Economic depression coupled with extended drought, unusually high temperatures, poor agricultural practices and the resulting wind erosion all contributed to making the Dust Bowl. The seeds of the Dust Bowl may have been sowed during the early 1920s.

Why did farmers dump milk in the Great Depression?

The theory was that if farmers could reduce the supply, demand would rise and prices would rise in response. In Iowa and Nebraska, a group known as the Farm Holiday movement built road blocks on the highways leading to the agricultural markets in Omaha, Sioux City and Des Moines. They dumped milk into ditches.

When did Sears in Davenport Iowa close?

The Sears Auto Center in Davenport also will close in “late June 2018.” The beleaguered retailer, which operates Kmart and Sears stores, said it has identified about 100 stores that are no longer turning a profit, and the majority of those locations will be shuttered soon.