Eastridge facts for kids
The upper portion of one of the entrances at Eastridge.
|Location||San Jose, California|
|Address||2200 Eastridge Loop|
|Opening date||May 17, 1971|
|Developer||Bayshore Properties (Taubman Centers)/ Homart Development Company|
|No. of stores and services||104|
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (2 open, 2 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,400,000 square feet (130,064.3 m2)|
|No. of floors||2 (3 in Macy's)|
Eastridge Center (also called Eastridge Mall) is an enclosed shopping mall in eastern San Jose, California. It is a two-level mall. Eastridge Center is in between Tully Road, East Capitol Expressway, and Quimby Road. It is accessible from nearby U.S. Highway 101 via Tully Road. Anchor stores are J. C. Penney and Macy's.
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operates the Eastridge Transit Center bus station on the side of the property near County Route G21 (known locally as the Capitol Expressway). The mall is across Tully Road from Reid-Hillview Airport and was built under the approach corridor to both of the airport's runways. Other nearby landmarks include Lake Cunningham and the Raging Waters San Jose water park.
The mall opened on May 17, 1971, with the original anchors of Macy's, Liberty House, J. C. Penney, Joseph Magnin Co., and Sears. Eastridge Center was the largest enclosed shopping mall in the Western United States. Emporium-Capwell replaced Liberty House when the chain pulled out of California. After Macy's bought Emporium-Capwell, the store was closed. It sat vacant until the 2005 remodel when it was demolished.
A scene from Robert Redford's The Candidate (1972) was filmed at the mall, as were several scenes of Logan's Run (1976).
In 1993, the Spillman Engineering 3 Abroad carousel, made c.1920 by Allan Herschell Company was restored and placed in the mall. The carousel has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2000.
On January 15, 2016, a joint adventure between Pacific Retail Growth Partners and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners acquired the mall from GGP for $225 million, excluding the Sears and Macy's stores. The new owners announced that they will invest approximately $15 million to upgrade the mall. In March 2017, a renovation of the mall was announced.
In December 2017, it was announced that Barnes & Noble would close its store in the mall in January 2018. On November 7, 2019, it was announced that Sears would be closing this location a part of a plan to close 96 stores nationwide. The store closed on February 2, 2020.
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