Coronado Center

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Coronado Center
Coronado Center Albuquerque northwest entrance.jpg
Northwest entrance
Location Albuquerque, NM, USA
Opening date March 1965
Developer Homart Development Company
Management General Growth Properties
Owner General Growth Properties
No. of stores and services 150
No. of anchor tenants 4 + 1 vacant
Total retail floor area 1,154,000 square feet (107,200 m2)
No. of floors 2
Parking 5,000 spaces
Website www.coronadocenter.com

Coronado Center is a 2 level super-regional enclosed shopping mall owned by General Growth Properties located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Coronado is one of 3 malls located in the Albuquerque area.

Background[edit]

Coronado Center opened in March 1965 as an open air mall, and was developed by Homart Development Company, the mall-building subsidiary of Sears.[1] It was remodeled in 1975-1976 (when it became an enclosed mall), 1984, 1992, and 1995. The mall is the largest in the state of New Mexico with 150 stores and is anchored by Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, and Kohl's.

Anchor history[edit]

When Coronado Center first opened in 1965, the mall's original anchor tenants included Sears and Rhodes Brothers. In 1974, Rhodes Brothers was rebranded as Liberty House. In the mall's 1975-1976 expansion, two new anchor stores (Goldwater's and The Broadway) were added, and in 1984 a fifth anchor store (Sanger-Harris) was added. Goldwater's closed in 1986, but later reopened as May D&F in 1989. Sanger-Harris was rebranded as Foley's in 1987, but in 1988, Foley's closed this location. In the late 1980s, Liberty House closed and was replaced by Mervyn's shortly afterward. In 1990, JCPenney opened at the former Sanger-Harris/Foley's store area. May D&F was rebranded as Foley's in 1993, signifying Foley's return to the mall. The Broadway was rebranded as Macy's in 1996. In 2006, Foley's was rebranded as Macy's, and Macy's vacated the former The Broadway store area, which has now been taken over by Gordmans upstairs and Dick's Sporting Goods downstairs. Mervyn's closed all stores due to bankruptcy in 2008, and the store area was remodeled for Kohl's, which opened in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sears Will Open 41 New Stores". Evening Independent. March 31, 1965. Retrieved March 7, 2010. 

Coordinates: 35°06′25.5″N 106°34′21″W / 35.107083°N 106.57250°W / 35.107083; -106.57250