Dillard’s at University Mall in Chapel Hill to close in January

Posted by David Bracken on November 19, 2013 

The Dillard’s store at University Mall in Chapel Hill is closing in January, to be replaced by a 13-screen movie complex.

The closing will result in the loss of 33 jobs, but a Dillrad’s spokeswoman said the employees would be offered jobs at other local stores.

Dillard’s announced the layoffs in a letter filed last week with the N.C. Department of Commerce. The layoffs are expected to take effect between Jan. 15 and 31.

Last week, Silverspot Cinema unveiled plans to build a $7 million theater complex with its own restaurant in the Dillard’s space. It will be the fifth domestic location for the company, a division of Cines Unidos – one of the largest theater companies in South America.

The theater will be joined at the mall by four new boutiques, a sporting goods store and a new restaurant.

Staff writer David Bracken

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