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DeVargas Center
Location Santa Fe, New Mexico
Coordinates Coordinates: 35°41′34.03″N 105°57′2.27″W / 35.6927861°N 105.9506306°W / 35.6927861; -105.9506306
Address 564 N Guadalupe St
Opening date 1973
Developer Nash Hancock
Owner Fidelis Reality Partners
Architect William Lumpkins
No. of stores and services 55
No. of anchor tenants 5 (4 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area 320,000 sq ft (30,000 m2) (adjacent Albertsons included)
No. of floors 1

De Vargas Center is an enclosed shopping center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Originally named De Vargas Mall, the shopping center is one of two enclosed malls in Santa Fe.

History

1973-1987

The De Vargas Mall was developed by Kentucky businessman Nash Hancock and formally opened its doors in 1973. However, an Albertsons and Factory 2-U already had opened a few years prior. The structure was designed by Santa Fe architect William Lumpkins. In 1975, luxury men's department store Goodman's relocated from the Santa Fe Plaza. In 1977, the center added a Montgomery Ward and JCPenney as anchors and a United Artist two-screen theater. When the Villa Linda Mall opened in 1985, JCPenney relocated to the southwest side of town. The site would later be replaced by upscale department store C. R. Anthony Co..

1988-2000

The mall changed ownership for the first time in Weingarten Realty and underwent $1-million renovation which included upgrading the interior and expanded the theater. In 1996, Ross Dress for Less opened up a new-to-market location. In 1998, Montgomery Ward announced bankruptcy and shuttered its Santa Fe location. That same year Albertsons purchased the former Montgomery Ward location and announced plans to reconstruct the building.

2001-present

In 2010, Fidelis Realty Partners purchased the property from Weingarten Realty Management Co, Inc. In 2016, several tenants from nearby Sanbusco Marketplace relocated to the center following New Mexico School of the Art's purchase of the property. During that same year, anchor tenant Hastings filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed all of its stores. In 2017, the Regal Cinemas closed its six-screen theater In 2018, the shopping center announced plans to reconstruct the west side of the complex to include The Alley, a lounge and bowling alley. In 2019, T.J. Maxx announced HomeGoods subsidiary plans to occupy one of the anchors at the center.

Anchors

  • Ross Dress for Less
  • Office Depot
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • HomeGoods

Junior Anchors

  • The Alley
  • CVS Pharmacy
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