Arden Fair facts for kids
Arden Fair Mall main entrance
|Location||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Developer||Phillip Heraty and William Gannon|
|No. of stores and services||165|
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (3 open, 1 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,108,852 square feet (103,015.7 m2)
|No. of floors||2 (3 in JCPenney, Macy's, former Nordstrom, and Parking Garage)|
Arden Fair is a two-level regional shopping mall located on Arden Way in Sacramento, California, USA. It consists of over 165 tenants, encompassing over 1,100,000 square feet (100,000 m2) of retail space. It is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, Sears and a vacant space last occupied by Nordstrom. The mall is owned by Fulcrum Property and is operated by Macerich.
Arden Fair was originally built in 1957 as a single-level outdoor mall with Sears as the original anchor, despite being physically separated from the rest of the mall. Hale's, the second original anchor, opened four years later in 1961, which was later converted to Weinstock's. By the 1970s, Arden Fair was converted into an indoor mall.
In 1989, a major structural renovation and physical face-lift occurred by Homart Development, which more than doubled the size of the mall. It added a second story, a food court and brought the first Nordstrom department store to Sacramento. The old Sears building was gutted as part of the expansion and Sears was relocated to a new building that finally connected the store to the mall. In 1994, JCPenney opened up as the mall's fourth anchor, replacing a United Artists movie theater that was relocated to Market Square at Arden Fair, an entertainment and retail complex next door to the mall. In 1996, Weinstock's was converted to the present-day Macy's as part of Federated Department Stores' (now Macy's, Inc.) acquisition of Broadway Stores, Inc in 1995.
In early 2004, KCRA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Sacramento, opened "The KCRA 3 Experience", an in-house studio that was located on the second floor of the mall where shoppers got a behind-the-scenes look of how a newscast was put together and a chance to be on TV. Over the years, Walt Gray, Patty Souza, Adrienne Bankert and Eileen Javora broadcast the news every Monday-Friday at Noon. KCRA discontinued the in-house studio and closed it in late 2008 and was replaced by a Verizon Wireless phone store.
On May 7, 2020, it was announced that Nordstrom would be closing as part of a plan to close 16 stores nationwide. The store closed in July 2020.
On January 29, 2021, it was announced that Sears would also be closing on April 15, 2021 as part of a plan to close 23 stores nationwide which will leave JCPenney and Macy's as the only anchors left.
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