Flooding, water issues at Simpsonville outlet mall close GAP store
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Storms dumped a lot of rain in the Shelbyville area around the new outlet mall over the weekend and it seems the new mall is having trouble draining it all.
Outlet Shoppes Spokesperson Gina Slechta says there was enough water in the GAP to have to close the store down Monday.
There is no word on whether any stock has been affected, but officials with the store and the mall did not want people to slip and fall. The list of concerns with excess rain water also includes the possibility of electrical issues.
As people continued to shop throughout the day Monday, crews mopped up water that was flooding the walkways and attempted to dry up water leaking into the GAP.
Slechta says things like this sometimes happen with new construction, though she has not said when the store will re-open.
Shoppers have told us Banana Republic also had some water leaking into the store as well.
Update: According to Slechta, the water dripping in the Banana Republic store is due to condensation on a HVAC unit.
Copyright 2014 WDRB News. All rights reserved.