Arden Fair Mall

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Arden Fair Mall
Arden Fair Mall.jpg
Arden Fair Mall main entrance
Location Sacramento, California, USA
Opening date 1957
Management Macerich
Owner Fulcrum Property
No. of stores and services 165[1][2]
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,108,852 square feet (103,015.7 m2)
(GLA)[1][2]
No. of floors 2
Website Official Website

Arden Fair Mall is a two-level regional shopping mall located on Arden Way in Sacramento, California, USA. It consists of over 165 tenants, encompassing over 1,100,000 square feet (100,000 m2) of retail space.[1][2] It is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, Nordstrom and Sears. The mall is owned by Fulcrum Property[3] and is operated by Macerich.

History[edit]

Arden Fair was originally built in 1957 as a single-level outdoor mall with Sears as the original anchor, despite being physically separated from the rest of the mall.[4] Hale's, the second original anchor, opened four years later in 1961, which was later converted to Weinstock's. By the 1970s, Arden Fair was converted into an indoor mall.[5]

In 1989, a major structural renovation and physical face-lift occurred by Homart Development, which more than doubled the size of the mall. It added a second story, a food court and brought the first Nordstrom department store to Sacramento. The old Sears building was demolished to make way for this expansion and Sears was relocated to a new building that finally connected the store to the mall. In 1994, JCPenney opened up as the mall's fourth anchor, replacing a United Artists movie theater that was relocated to Market Square at Arden Fair, an entertainment and retail complex next door to the mall.[4] In 1996, Weinstock's was converted to the present-day Macy's as part of Federated Department Stores' acquisition of Broadway Stores, Inc in 1996.

In early 2004, KCRA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Sacramento, opened "The KCRA 3 Experience", an in-house studio that was located on the second floor of the mall where shoppers got a behind-the-scenes look of how a newscast was put together and a chance to be on TV. Over the years, Walt Gray, Patty Souza, Adrienne Bankert and Eileen Javora broadcast the news every Monday-Friday at Noon.[6] KCRA discontinued the in-house studio and closed it in late 2008 and was replaced by a Verizon Wireless phone store.[7]

Anchors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Macerich - Center Details: Arden Fair Mall". Archived from the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c "Arden Fair - Leasing Opportunities". Arden Fair Mall. Macerich. Archived from the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Fulcrum Property - Arden Fair Mall". Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Arden Fair Mall - Leasing Info". Archived from the original on 2004-01-02. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  5. ^ "MALL HALL OF FAME - Arden Fair Center". Retrieved February 10, 2009. 
  6. ^ "KCRA 3 Station History". KCRA-TV. Retrieved December 15, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Where shopping comes first". Sacramento Bee. 2008-09-11. Retrieved January 5, 2009. [dead link]

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Coordinates: 38°36′05″N 121°25′37″W / 38.60137°N 121.42697°W / 38.60137; -121.42697