Kirkland’s to leave the mall

Kirkland’s is moving out of the Mall at Barnes Crossing. The home decor retailer has signed a lease for a 7,500-square-foot space at the King’s Crossing shopping development, which is anchored by Kohl’s and Ross.

Kornel Romada, a leasing agent with The Woodmont Co., which owns King’s Crossing, said the lease was signed last week. Kirkland’s will occupy a space near Maurices in the shopping center. Romada anticipates the store will open in May.

Jeff Snyder, general manager of the Mall at Barnes Crossing, said he “hasn’t heard a word” about Kirkland’s moving, but said it wouldn’t surprise him because Kirkland’s as a company is moving toward a strip center tenant with outside access.

If the store does move, Snyder said it will leave space for mall officials to market to other tenants.