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Ashtabula Towne Square
Location Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Coordinates 41°52′55″N 80°45′22″W / 41.882015°N 80.756142°W / 41.882015; -80.756142
Address 3315 N. Ridge East, Unit #700
Opening date 1992
Developer Cafaro Company
Owner Ashtabula Mall Realty Holding LLC (Kohan Retail Investment Group)
No. of stores and services 25 (space for 70)
No. of anchor tenants 8 (All 8 vacant as of 2021)
Total retail floor area 1,074,470 square feet (99,822 m2)
No. of floors 1

Ashtabula Towne Square, formerly Ashtabula Mall, is an enclosed shopping mall serving the city of Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. It has the capacity for 70 stores, as well as a food court, and a six-screen movie theater. The mall does not have an open anchor store.

The mall has six vacant anchors last occupied by Sears, Steve & Barry's, Super Kmart, JcPenney and two locations of Dillard's. The mall has a gross leasable area of 1,074,470 sq ft (99,822 m2).


Ashtabula Towne Square opened in 1992 as Ashtabula Mall. The mall featured Dillard's, JCPenney, Super Kmart, Phar-Mor, Carlisle's, and Sears as anchor stores. The Kmart and Phar-Mor stores were both prototypes, with the latter also being that chain's 300th store. While Sears and Phar-Mor opened in August of that year, the mall itself did not open until the fall. Carlisle's closed in 1994 with the chain's demise and was later converted to a Dillard's Home Store.

Phar-Mor closed in the mid-late 1990s. Steve & Barry's replaced Phar-Mor in 2005. Also, Dillard's closed the Home Store to focus on fashion apparel but ended up also closing its main location in 2007. One of the Dillard's locations is now entertainment zone. Family Toy Warehouse also closed its doors in 2002 after the company filed for chapter 11 reorganization.

The mall was purchased by Cabot Investment Properties in 2008 and renamed Ashtabula Towne Square. Since the mall's renaming, several more stores have closed, including Old Navy, Spencer's Gifts, Claire's, Yum Yum Tree, Fashion Bug, Lane Bryant, Payless ShoeSource, Wendy's, GameStop, Mr. Hero, adoption center and J.B. Robinson Jewelers. Yum Yum Tree is now a sport card place, Old Navy is now a curiosity shoppe, and Wendy's is now Grind towne. Ruby Tuesday also closed its Ashtabula Mall location in March 2008, followed by Steve & Barry's in October. Finish Line, Inc., King's Jewelers and Zales have also closed since early 2009, and Waldenbooks closed in early 2010. The mall was foreclosed on in 2011. Sears closed in 2012 and now University hospitals, and Kmart closed in 2016, which makes JCPenney and Dunham's Sports the last anchors to be occupied.

Ashtabula Towne Square and attached properties was sold in February 2020 by Sure Fire Group, LLC to Ashtabula Mall Realty Holding LLC (Kohan Retail Investment Group) for $10.2 million.

On June 4, 2020, JCPenney announced that it would close by around October 2020 as part of a plan to close 154 stores nationwide. After JCPenney closes, Dunham's Sports will be the one and only anchor store left.

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