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North East Mall
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North East Mall in the late 1990s, in the photo is Montgomery Ward (now closed)
Location Hurst, Texas in Tarrant County, United States
Coordinates 32°49′48″N 97°11′59″W / 32.83000°N 97.19972°W / 32.83000; -97.19972Coordinates: 32°49′48″N 97°11′59″W / 32.83000°N 97.19972°W / 32.83000; -97.19972
Address 1101 Melbourne Rd
Opening date March 25, 1971; 50 years ago (March 25, 1971)
Developer Melvin Simon and Associates
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group
Architect Omniplan
RTKL Associates
No. of stores and services 135
No. of anchor tenants 7 (5 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area 1,669,350 sq ft (155,088 m2)
2,134,000 sq ft (198,300 m2) (with power center)
No. of floors 1 with partial lower level (2 in JCPenney, former Nordstrom, and former Sears, 3 in Dillard's and Macy's)

North East Mall (previously as Northeast Mall) is an American super-regional shopping mall located in Hurst, Texas, United States, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. It is located below highways SH 121, SH 183, and is east of Interstate Highway 820 S. It features two units, the main mall and the outside being the Shops at North East Mall both encompassing a total of 2,134,000 square feet (198,000 m²) and featuring 135 stores.

History

1970–1998: Beginnings

The center originated with a Leonard's department store, the Fort Worth-based chain's third location. This store was dedicated July 10, 1970. A single level mall of eighty inline stores was added, which officially opened March 25, 1971. This included a Fort Worth-based Stripling's (inaugurated March 18, 1971) and JCPenney (which commenced operation November 3, 1971). North East Mall now encompassed 750,000 leasable square feet. Sears and Montgomery Ward stores were added, which opened in August 1978. This expansion also added twenty store spaces and the United Artists Cinema 6.

11 NE Mall logo 1976
The NEM logo used from 1976–94

The gross leasable area of the mall now stood at 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2), with 106 inline stores. The mall office is located near Sears.

New Gap Store
Gap at North East Mall in the Dillard's wing.

In 1995, they expanded the mall during the holiday season, later it uploaded to YT.

1999–2004: Expansion and power center

City of Hurst, wing from North East Mall, Feb 2012
The photo was taken on February 3, 2013.

In October 1999, a $200 million renovation and expansion of North East Mall succeeded. Plans to open an 385,000 square feet (36,000 m2) Power center adjacent to the Mall known as The Shops at North East Mall came to fruition, it officially opened in October 1999. The Shops at North East Mall opened in October 1999.

At the same time in 1999, the first parking structure were both completed. Four parking garages were also constructed as part of the 1998–2001 remodeling. A new South Wing was built, containing 28 store spaces.

In the fall of 2000, Saks Fifth Avenue opened as the first and only store in Tarrant County inside a 100,000 sq ft space at the mall.

When North East Mall held its official re-dedication on September 15, 2001, the center encompassed 1,749,000 leasable square feet and 168 stores and services. It was then the second-largest enclosed shopping mall in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex and the second-largest in Texas, following The Galleria in Houston.

2005–present

In 2006, it was announced that Saks Fifth Avenue will would be closing their Hurst location at North East Mall on September 16, 2006.

On January 23, 2014, Dallas Morning News reported that new additions were coming to North East Mall, which were expected to open in spring 2014. On January 27, 2014, KTVT reported that the construction on State Highway 183 was decreasing the population of the mall, as well the sales.

On June 30, 2014, it was reported by the Fort Worth Business Press that according to Simon, new additions were coming to the mall.

On August 6, 2019, it was announced that Sears would be closing this location as part of a plan to close 26 stores nationwide. The store closed in October 2019.

On November 1, 2019, a major scale refurbishment of the JCPenney store would be completed. The store would have its lighting fixtures, departments and internal embellishments replaced.

On May 6, 2020, it was announced that Nordstrom would also be closing as part of a plan to close 16 stores nationwide. The store closed on May 12, 2020.

Anchor Stores

  • JCPenney (opened in 1971)
  • Macy's (opened in 2001 as Foley's, became Macy's in 2006)
  • Dillard's (flagship store) (opened in 1999 as Tarrant County's flagship Dillard's store with three floors)
  • Dick's Sporting Goods (in former Saks Fifth Avenue space, opened in 2007, a few months after their closure)
  • Rave Cinemas (opened in 2004)

Former Anchors

  • Sears (Opened in 1978, closed on October 16, 2019)
  • Saks Fifth Avenue (opened in 2000, closed in September 2006)
  • Montgomery Ward (opened in 1978, closed in 2001)
  • Foley's (opened in 2001, became Macy's in 2006)
  • Leonards (opened in 1970, sold to Dillard's in 1974)
  • Stripling & Cox (opened in 1971, closed in 1986)
  • Dillard's Men's (opened in 1986, closed in 1999 and was replaced by Nordstrom in 2001)
  • Dillard's Women's (opened in 1974, reconstructed into a new Dillard's in 1999)
  • Nordstrom (opened in 2001, closed on May 12, 2020)
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