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Findlay Village Mall
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Interior of Findlay Village Mall, March 2014
Coordinates 41°03′17″N 83°36′50″W / 41.054694°N 83.613888°W / 41.054694; -83.613888Coordinates: 41°03′17″N 83°36′50″W / 41.054694°N 83.613888°W / 41.054694; -83.613888
Address 1800 Tiffin Avenue
Opening date 1962
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr.
Owner Kohan Retail Investment Group
No. of stores and services 50+
No. of anchor tenants 6 (3 open, 3 vacant)
Total retail floor area 537,319 sq ft (49,918.6 m2)
No. of floors 1

Findlay Village Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Findlay, Ohio. Opened in 1962, it features Stock+Field, Dunham's Sports, and Best Buy.

History

Developed by prolific mall builder Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr., the mall opened in 1962 as Fort Findlay Village Shopping Center, featuring Britt's and JCPenney, followed by Sears. Originally an outdoor mall, it was enclosed in the 1970s. The mall expanded from 334,000 square feet to over 525,000 square feet in 1990, adding a new Kmart and JCPenney store along with Elder-Beerman.

Kmart closed in 2003. A year later, the space was divided between TJ Maxx and Best Buy. A movie theater at the mall closed in 2010. In 2014, Sears announced that its store at the mall would close by April. In October 2016, it was announced Big R (later renamed Stock + Field) would fill the Sears vacancy in 2017. On March 17, 2017, JCPenney announced they would be closing the Findlay store. Elder-Beerman closed in August, 2018. TJ Maxx moved from the mall to a new location formerly occupied by a Staples. GameStop in the Findlay Village Mall closed in March 2020.

In September of 2020, the mall was sold to Kohan Retail Investment Group for $4 million.

On January 14, 2021, it was announced that Stock + Field would be closing as the chain is going out of business. Best Buy and Dunham's Sports will be the only two remaining anchors.

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