Bon-Ton to open new Carson’s in Markland Mall

Kokomo Ind. -- The Bon-Ton Stores said Thursday that it has signed a letter of intent with Simon Property Group for a 60,000-sq.-ft. facility at Markland Mall, located in Kokomo, Ind.

According to the department store retailer, the existing building will be remodeled by November, at which time Bon-Ton will open a new store under the Carson’s nameplate, replacing its current Elder-Beerman store presently located in Kokomo Mall.

“We believe the move to Markland Mall will enhance the total shopping experience for our customers in this market,” said Bud Bergren, president and CEO, The Bon-Ton Stores.

Markland Mall is an enclosed regional mall anchored by Sears and Target.