NJ Mall Didn’t Pay Electric Bill, May Lose Power
By Tom Davis, at Patch.com
A New Jersey mall reportedly could lose power because it didn’t pay its electric bill. Atlantic City Electric posted a notice to the entrance of Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing this week notifying the owners that electric service will be disconnected April 7 unless overdue bills are paid, according to NJ Advance Media and The Press of Atlantic City.
The notice also circulated on social media:
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The Press of Atlantic City reported that some shop owners were concerned that they may lose business, but they said their concerns were quelled when mall management sent a notice to vendors assuring them “things were under control.”
Frank Tedesco, a spokesman for Atlantic City Electric, said the company has tried to work with the mall owners and “we make every attempt to keep our customers connected,” according to NJ Advance Media.
The publication noted that Hamilton Mall was already under financial distress amid the coronavirus pandemic, and the shopping center has lost three anchor stores over the last several years.