A proposed purchase agreement has averted the closure of the Atrium Mall next month.
A letter distributed to tenants in the mall said Atrium owner Don Vaupel has accepted an offer to sell the building to one of the mall's tenants, David Shaw, and that the Atrium will not close March 31.
Sharon Pollington, who owns Carousel Decor & Crafts in the Atrium, said she was given a copy of the letter on Friday.
"I was very happy, and we plan on staying right where we're at," she said. "We want to keep the downtown going, and the mall going, and we're very happy about it."
Pollington said that after...