Chapel Hill Mall tenants have again received notices saying their electricity may be shut off within days because the mall has not paid its Ohio Edison electric bill.

But the mall owner, Michael Kohan of Kohan Retail Investment Group, said the power will not be shut off.

"That’s not going to happen. That’s not going to happen," he said in a brief telephone conversation Tuesday afternoon.

The bill may be paid as soon as this Wednesday, Kohan said before ending the conversation.

Mall tenants received the notices at 11 a.m. Tuesday, said a spokesman for FirstEnergy subsidiary Ohio Edison.

Earlier this year, an Akron spokeswoman said the city had been notified twice of pending power shutoffs at the mall because of nonpayment. Both times, however, electric service wasn’t disconnected.

"This is an ongoing situation and we’re working with [Kohan] to resolve it," spokesman Chris Eck said. "We look forward to working with Mr. Kohan to resolve the situation."

The utility is not saying how much money it is owed.

The latest notice, dated Dec. 3, says in part: "Dear Chapel Hill Mall Tenant: This notice is to inform you that you may experience an interruption of your electric service at 7:00 a.m., December 10, 2019, for an indefinite amount of time as Ohio Edison has not received payment on the electric service."

The letter directs mall tenants to talk with mall management or call a telephone number about the potential power shutoff.

"Ohio Edison regrets any inconvenience this may cause," the notice concludes.

Moe Fahim, manager of Gold Rush jewelry store, said this is the third notification he’s received that electric service will be shut off.

"This has been going on for a while,’’ Fahim said.

He said mall management previously sent tenants a letter telling them the mall would take care of the electric issue.

"This is just normal now," he said of the shutoff notifications.

Abdul Shibani, manager for Wireless Edge, said he’s also received warning letters about the electricity being shut off multiple times. The first time, he and other store proprietors were shocked, he said.

Now, "we see it as normal, honestly,’’ he said.

"Of course we are worried,’’ he said. "Right now in our minds the mall’s going to handle it every time but we don’t know yet."

Kohan Retail Investment Group, based in Great Neck, N.Y., specializes in buying and running distressed malls. The company paid $8.6 million for Chapel Hill Mall in July 2016.

Ohio Edison in early April sent out similar letters to Chapel Hill Mall tenants, warning that their electricity will be shut off if the mall electric bill remained unpaid. Shortly after, Kohan paid that bill and the lights stayed on.

Jim Mackinnon covers business. He can be reached at 330-996-3544 or Follow him @JimMackinnonABJ on Twitter or