Anderson Mall facts for kids
Exterior view of Anderson Mall, October 2016
|Location||Anderson, South Carolina, United States|
|Opening date||March 1972|
|Management||Washington Prime Group|
|Owner||Washington Prime Group|
|No. of stores and services||57|
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (3 open, 1 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||671,000 sq ft (62,300 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
Anderson Mall opened in March 1972 with 43 stores. The mall was anchored by department stores: JCPenney, Meyers Arnold, and G.C. Murphy. In 1984 both Belk (then known as Gallant Belk) and Sears closed their Downtown Anderson stores and moved to the newly expanded and renovated mall. This expansion was first announced in 1982. Meyers Arnold was later purchased by Uptons, and after that chain closed, that spot became a Belk Men's & Home store.
In 2007, the Belk Men's & Home store closed, with the Men's store moving into the existing Women's & Kids store. The Home Store relocated to an adjacent mall space next to the main Belk. These moves were to make way for a new store, Dillard's, which opened in late 2008. The entire mall and numerous other stores were also remodeled around that time.
On May 28, 2014, Simon Property Group announced that its 98 shopping centers including Anderson Mall would be spun off to a new company called Washington Prime Group.
On May 31, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 72 stores nationwide. The store closed in September 2018.
On June 4, 2020, JCPenney announced that it would be closing as part of a plan to close 154 stores nationwide. However it was removed from the closing list on June 23, 2020 and will remain open for now.
All Anchors are One Level Stores.
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