Hurricane Dolly lashed South Texas Wednesday, forcing malls and stores to close. The Category 2 storm, with winds of 100 mph, made landfall around noon in the resort community of South Padre Island and Brownsville, a city of 156,000. Among the shopping centers that closed was Sunrise Mall in Brownsville, which has 100 stores anchored by Bealls, Dillard’s, J.C. Penney and Sears. Sunrise Commons, with Marshalls, Kmart, Old Navy and Ross Dress for Less, also was shuttered. In McAllen, a city of 117,000 northwest of Brownsville, Simon Property Group closed La Plaza Mall and Palms Crossing shopping centers. La Plaza is anchored by Macy’s, Dillard’s, Penney’s, Sears and Joe Brand, an independent luxury store. Palms Crossing is a big-box center that opened last fall with Bealls, DSW Shoes, Barnes & Noble and other stores.�

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