Fans and tenants of the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough can, once again, breathe a sigh of relief.

Lanesborough town manager Paul Sieloff has confirmed that the nearly 1 million dollars in back tax money the mall owed has been paid right before the June 18 deadline, according to

Kohan Retail had owed the town $422,000 and the road district $520,000 in back tax revenue for fiscal 2018, which ends June 30. Both debts have been paid in full.

Owners of the mall, Kohan Retail Investment Group, have avoiding giving up control to to the town of Lanesborough and the Baker Hill Road District. A similar situation happened last July.

The Berkshire Mall Emporium, a giant consignment shop, is set to open June 23 at the former J.C. Penney location.

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