With that closing, the tiny village will see one-third of its tax revenues cease.
That's why Mayor David Smith has asked Cuyahoga County Sheriff Gerald T. McFaul to have deputies patrol the village overnight.
The tiny village of 1,000 that covers only 0.8 of a square mile has 17 full-time officers, according to its Web site, but only two of those patrol from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
It's not manpower but economics that drove Smith to make the request.
The two major revenues streams for the village's general fund are the soon-to-be-closed mall and Thistledown Racetrack.