MT. VERNON, ILL. — A new 32,022-square-foot Big Lots department store has opened at the Times Square Mall shopping center in Mt. Vernon, 80 miles east of St. Louis. The Sansone Group and Pine Tree Commercial Realty LLC own the 269,328-square-foot shopping center in partnership with Elgin, Ill.-based Wanxiang America Real Estate Group. Times Square Mall is located on the southeast corner of Broadway Street (State Route 15) and 42nd St. JC Penney, Dunham Sports and Peebles anchor the center. Other tenants at the center include rue21, Ross Dress for Less, GNC, Maurices, Claire’s, Bath & Body Works, Glik’s, Shoe Sensation, Subway and Wendy’s.