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Northgate Mall
Location Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Coordinates 35°07′48″N 85°14′24″W / 35.130°N 85.240°W / 35.130; -85.240
Opening date March 15, 1972
Developer Arlen Shopping Center Group
Management CBL & Associates Properties
Owner CBL & Associates Properties
No. of stores and services 60
No. of anchor tenants 6 (4 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area 820,000 square feet (76,180.5 m2)
No. of floors 1 (2 in former JCPenney and former Sears)
Parking 4,500

Northgate Mall, also called Northgate, is an enclosed shopping mall in the Chattanooga, Tennessee suburb of Hixson. Opened on March 15, 1972, it was the second mall built in Chattanooga. Anchor stores are AMC Theatres, Belk, Burlington, and Old Navy.


Northgate Mall was built in 1972 on land originally intended for a drive-in movie theater by a predecessor to CBL & Associates Properties (CBL), Arlen Shopping Center Group. The mall was considered the northside competition to now-defunct Eastgate Mall and is now considered a sister property of CBL's Hamilton Place Mall. Northgate was later sold by Arlen, being renovated in 1991 and 1997, and eventually ended up with General Growth Properties (GGP) in 2000. After expanding Northgate between 2005 and 2008, GGP sold the mall to CBL for $11.5 million in September 2011.

A 14-screen movie theater, owned by Carmike Cinemas, opened in 2005. A new food court was proposed to go in where the Book Gallery is located, but it was never built.

On April 13, 2009, a woman was killed after her car crashed into the Sears building. The woman entered the Northgate Mall entrance from Highway 153. The vehicle jumped a curb and sped toward Sears, where it crashed into the southwest corner of the building. The crash left a 3 by 4 feet (0.91 by 1.22 m) hole in the wall of the shoe storage area of the department store.

In early 2013, Northgate underwent a planned multimillion-dollar major renovation, including new flooring, ceiling and lighting upgrades, and repainting, which were completed by Christmas 2013. A 70,000 square feet (6,503.2 m2) associated center, which is located directly across from Northgate's main entrance and has T.J. Maxx and added Ross Dress for Less, Michael's Arts & Crafts, and a brand-new facade in a related renovation, which was completed by the fall of 2013.

In June 2013, Old Navy announced plans to move to Northgate.

In January 2014, JCPenney announced plans to close its Northgate store in June.

On November 8, 2018, it was announced that Sears would close this location in early 2019 as part of a plan to close 40 stores.

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