Sales per square foot are in the $400 range, which is well above national averages for regional mall sales. As the regional hub of the Illinois-Indiana-Kentucky Tri-State Area, retail sales per capita are 60% higher for Evansville than the state average and are the highest in the state. Total square footage for Eastland Mall is one million.
Snyder's was acquired by Hess's in 1987 and assumed the Hess's nameplate in 1988. Hess's ran into financial difficulties a few years later, shuttering this store in 1993. The Famous-Barr division of May Company bought the closed anchor, demolished it and opened a new store on the same site in 1996. After the mall was acquired by a partnership of Simon Property Group and Macerich in 1998, it was expanded to provide a larger food court area. Simon assumed management at this time. In 2005 the vacant deJong's location was converted into various specialty stores.
Lazarus briefly adopted the Lazarus-Macy's moniker in 2003 before dropping the legacy Lazarus name in early 2005, becoming simply Macy's. After the Federated and May Company department store merger in 2005, the Famous-Barr site was closed in 2006 and sold to Dillard's. The latest center mall anchor renovated and opened in 2007. In late 2011 Simon and Macerich terminated their decade plus long multi-state partnership and distributed the remaining 11 properties, with Macerich receiving Eastland Mall and assuming management rights in January 2012.