The word of another store closing at the Johnson City mall comes as work progresses to move some Broome County government operations, some Accession Health programs from Lourdes Hospital and a brew pub into the former Sears building at the mall.

Kathy Whyte/WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/WNBF News

October 1, Johnson City gave final approval to a proposed Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) agreement for the property totaling $5,220,754.17.

The PILOT stipulates the project must remain basically the same for the life of the agreement and there can be no request for a reassessment of the property value seeking a reduction during the life of the PILOT.  The agreement is contingent on a 15-year or longer lease by Broome County and Accession Health.

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