Midway Mall facts for kids
Entrance to Midway Mall, July 2013
|Location||Elyria, Ohio, USA|
|Developer||Richard E Jacobs Company|
|Management||Namdar Realty Group|
|Owner||Namdar Realty Group|
|No. of stores and services||70|
|No. of anchor tenants||6 (2 open, 4 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||940,174 sq ft (87,345.0 m2)|
|No. of floors||1 (2 in former JCPenney and former Sears)|
Midway Mall is a 1.1 million square foot regional shopping mall in Elyria, Ohio featuring over 100 specialty stores anchored by Dunham's Sports and Johnny K's Power Sports. It serves as the only enclosed regional mall in Lorain County and is located on Ohio State Route 57, approximately 1/8 mile from both Interstate 80 (the Ohio Turnpike) and Interstate 90. The center also offers a children's playland.
The mall was originally opened in 1965 with Higbee's, JCPenney, Sears, and Woolworth's. In 1990, a new food court, and a wing with May Company opened. In 1992, Higbee's became Dillard's and the May Company adopted the Kaufmann's name in 1993, before becoming Macy's in 2006. In 1994 Woolworth's closed. After many years of ownership by the Jacobs Group of Cleveland, Midway Mall was sold to The Westfield Group in the 2001 as part of the Jacobs Group's divestitures, adopting the name Westfield Shoppingtown Midway during Westfield's ownership. Westfield later announced in spring 2006, that the mall didn't fulfill their "strategic plan". In May 2006 the Westfield Group sold Midway Mall to Centro Properties Group, at which point it reverted to its original name Midway Mall. Several years later, the mall was managed by The Woodmont Company. Dillard's closed in 2007; Macy's closed in 2016; and Sears closed in 2017. In 2018, Johnny K's Power Sports moved into the former Macy's. The mall is now owned and managed by Namdar Realty Group.
On February 28, 2019, it was announced that JCPenney would be closing as part of a plan to close 27 stores nationwide. The store closed on July 5, 2019.
On January 6, 2020 it was announced that Best Buy would not be renewing their lease at the mall and would be closing at the end of their lease. The store closed on March 7, 2020. This left Dunham's Sports and Johnny K's Power Sports as the only anchors left.