Capitola Mall is a shopping mall located in Capitola, California. It is managed and owned by Macerich. The mall sits on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz County. Capitola Mall is located on 41st Avenue just off Highway 1 at Capitola Road in Capitola. Capitola Mall opened in 1977, and was renovated and expanded in 1988/89. It is the only enclosed regional shopping center in Santa Cruz County.
Opened in 1977, Capitola Mall was renovated and expanded in 1988/89 to comprise four department stores, and about 100 specialty shops and restaurants. In Spring 2002, Macy's replaced JC Penney, and joined the anchor mix of Gottschalks, Mervyn's and Sears. In 2008, Mervyn's closed and was replaced by Kohl's in 2009. Meanwhile, Gottschalks closed in 2010 and is replaced by Target.