Quincy Mall facts for kids
|No. of stores and services||50+|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||542,462 square feet|
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Quincy Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Quincy, Illinois that was originally an outdoor complex called the American Legion Miracle Mile Town and Country Shopping Center. The outdoor shopping center opened in 1958. The indoor complex opened November 14, 1978 and the mall's anchor tenants are Slumberland Furniture, Quincy Medical Group, and VIP Cinemas. Both shopping centers were created by Don M. Casto Organization of Columbus, Ohio. In 2006, the mall was purchased by Cullinan Properties.
The mall was originally an outdoor shopping center called American Legion Miracle Mile Town and Country Shopping Center, built in the late 1950s and opening in 1958. The land had been purchased from the local American Legion and launched with Kresge’s, W.T. Grant, National Supermarkets, Kroger food stores and Shoppers Fair anchoring the mile-long strip mall. In 1968, the shopping center went by the shorter Town & Country Shopping Center moniker adding the Town & Country Cinema. With its 20th anniversary approaching and many leases set to lapse, Casto had planned to build an entirely new shopping mall 1.5 miles to the west on Broadway and 48th Street. But a revised plan enclosed the mall which launched as the rebranded Quincy Mall on November 14, 1978. The mall was originally anchored by Bergner's and Sears, with J. C. Penney added on in 1982. In 2006, Cullinan Properties bought the mall from Casto. Six years later, Cullinan asked for the city of Quincy to expand a redevelopment agreement made in 2006.
In a three-year period, the Quincy Mall lost its original three anchors. J. C. Penney announced that it would close the Quincy Mall store in April 2015. After its closure, its space was occupied by Slumberland Furniture two years later. In August of 2018, both remaining, original anchors also closed at the Quincy Mall. The Bergner's store was closed and liquidated on August 28, 2018 following the cessation of Bergner's parent company Bon-Ton. Sears Holdings also announced the closure of its Sears store and automotive center on May 17, 2018 which closed on August 11. The Sears and Bergner's closures in 2018 left Slumberland Furniture as the only anchor remaining. Quincy Medical Group opened offices at the former Bergner's.
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