Chesterfield Mall facts for kids
|Location||Chesterfield, Missouri, United States|
|Developer||Richard E. Jacobs Group|
|Management||Hull Property Group|
|Owner||Hull Property Group|
|No. of stores and services||30 at present; about 150 in total|
|No. of anchor tenants||3 (1 open, 2 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,293,445 square feet (120,165.0 m2)|
|Parking||5,976 free spaces|
|No. of floors||2 with partial third floor (3 in Macy's and former Dillard's)|
Chesterfield Mall (formerly known as Westfield Shoppingtown Chesterfield) is a shopping mall in Chesterfield, Missouri, at the intersection of Interstate 64/U.S. Routes 40-61 and Clarkson Road (Route 340). The mall opened in 1976, built by Richard Jacobs. Chesterfield Mall includes about 30 shops, one anchor store (Macy's), five restaurants, and an AMC Megaplex theater. With of the closing of Northwest Plaza in St. Ann in 2010, Chesterfield Mall became the largest shopping mall in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
The mall opened in 1976 as the sister mall to Jamestown Mall. The mall's original two anchor stores were Sears and Stix, Baer, and Fuller. In 1978, the four-screen Chesterfield Mall 4 Cinema opened in a building separate from the mall itself. In 1981, a Famous-Barr store opened at the mall. In 1984, Dillard's replaced Stix, Baer, and Fuller. In 1995, a new Famous-Barr store was built adjacent to the former space, which JCPenney would later take over. The mall received a renovation in 1996. In 2000, the four-screen cinema closed. In 2005, the JCPenney store closed and the space was demolished, which made way for many smaller shops and restaurants, including Borders (currently V-Stock), The Cheesecake Factory, an American Girl store (closed as of 2018), a food court, and a 14-screen AMC Megaplex, which took up a new third floor.
The mall was bought by Hull Property Group in 2018, after a (reverse) progression of ownership by CBL & Associates Properties (from 2007), the Westfield Group (from 2002), and Richard E. Jacobs Group initially. The mall was placed in receivership in the third quarter of 2016, pending foreclosure, with management transferred to Madison Marquette while a new owner was sought. The foreclosure finalized in June 2017, making C-III Capital Partners the temporary owner. The mall's anchor stores, though attached to the mall, are owned separately.
Borders closed in 2011 and was replaced with Books-A-Million; one year later, V∙Stock. replaced Books-A-Million. Anchor store Dillard's closed in September 2016 due to flooding following a water main break; the store was expected to reopen in 2017, but in early 2018 the company announced the location would remain closed. In March 2018, the St. Louis area's only American Girl store, which was inside the mall, closed. On May 31, 2018, it was announced Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 72 stores nationwide, which also included the location at nearby mall South County Center. The store closed in September 2018, leaving Macy's as the last remaining anchor store. In late 2018, the AMC cinema was downgraded to an AMC Classic.
- Macy's (since 2006)
- Sears (1976–2018)
- Stix, Baer & Fuller (1976–1984) (replaced by Dillard's)
- Famous-Barr (1981–2006) (replaced by Macy's)
- Dillard's (1984–2016) (closed due to flood damages; was slated to reopen in 2017, later permanently closed due to dwindling mall sales)
- JCPenney (1995–2005) (demolished to build a new wing of shops and junior anchors)
- Vintage Stock (since 2012)
- The Cheesecake Factory (since 2006)
- Loft (since 2006)
- AMC Classic Chesterfield 14 (since 2006)
- Houlihan's (1997–2014)
- California Pizza Kitchen (1997–2018)
- Chesterfield Mall 4 Cine (1978–2000)
- Borders (2006–2011) (replaced by Books-A-Million)
- Books-A-Million (2011–2012) (replaced by Vintage Stock)
- American Girl (2012–2018)
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