The Mall of America has announced that the American Girl store will close soon.

Open since 2008, the American Girl doll store and Bistro will close for good on March 20th leaving a prime spot vacant with access from the mall and the Nickelodeon Universe theme park.

In a statement, the Mall of America says, "Following a strong 2018 with increases in traffic and sales across the property and specifically in our entertainment/attractions categories, Mall of America continues to change and grow with a focus on a vibrant and unique tenant mix to meet the demands of the evolving retail and entertainment landscape. This specific location has access to Mall retail areas as well as our world-class theme park, a combination appealing to many brands. We look forward to announcing new tenants soon."

American Girl is also closing a store in Boston. According to their website, they currently have 20 locations in the United States and locations in Canada and the Middle East.

American Girl is owned by Mattel and the American Girl corporate offices are in Middleton, WI.