After nearly two decades, the retailer once known as Burlington Coat Factory is about to leave the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City.

The store now called simply "Burlington" has been a fixture at the mall since it opened an 85,000-square-foot location in August 2003. It occupies space that had been used for a Bradlees department store. The store's size was reduced a few years ago.

The original Burlington store in Johnson City was located on the east side of the Oakdale Mall. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
The original Burlington store in Johnson City was located on the east side of the Oakdale Mall. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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A Burlington employee said the Oakdale Mall store is scheduled to close on October 9, although it could shut down sooner if most of the merchandise in stock has been sold.

The company's website indicates the new Burlington store in the Town Square Mall in Vestal will open on October 28. That location is about 4.5 miles west of the current store.

A glimpse inside the soon-to-open Burlington store in Vestal on October 3, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
A glimpse inside the soon-to-open Burlington store in Vestal on October 3, 2022. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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The new store will open in space that had been occupied by an A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts shop. A.C. Moore closed all of its stores in 2020.

Construction work at the Vestal Burlington location has been completed and a large exterior sign was installed in recent days.

Shelves and other equipment are being put into place at the site. Merchandise is expected to begin arriving at the new store on October 14.

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Transforming the old A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts shop into the new Burlington store in June 2022.

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