Carson’s at Birchwood Mall could close this year

Carson’s in Fort Gratiot is reported to be one of several Carson’s Stores slated to close. WPHM has received reports from employees that the location in the Birchwood Mall would be closing in 10 to 12 weeks. Two months ago the store stopped accepting Carson’s Credit Cards. Fort Gratiot Township Supervisor Jorja Baldwin confirmed these reports, and tells WPHM the most difficult part of the closure will be the loss of jobs. Baldwin says Fort Gratiot Township’s commercial corridor remains strong. Carson’s would be the third anchor store at the Birchwood Mall to close over the past two years. Owner Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.  has not immediately responded to inquires.