Eastridge is a 1.4 million square foot (GLA) shopping mall owned by General Growth Properties, and located in between Tully Road, East Capitol Expressway, and Quimby Road in eastern San Jose, California. The mall has an enclosed shopping area, restaurants and theaters. It is a split level mall, with part of the mall being 3 levels, and part of it being 2 levels.
It was opened on May 17, 1971 with the original anchors: Macy's, Liberty House, J. C. Penney, Joseph Magnin Co., and Sears. Eastridge was the largest enclosed shopping mall in the West. Emporium-Capwell replaced Liberty House when the chain pulled out of California. After Macy's bought Emporium-Capwell, they shuttered the store. It sat vacant until the 2005 remodel when they demolished the store.
In 2005 a major remodeling brought in an AMC Theatres and outdoor streetscape, with tenants such as Barnes & Noble and Bed Bath & Beyond. Other new stores continue to open inside, as well. The general consensus is that the renovation is a success.
In February 2012, two teenage boys were stabbed and left in critical condition at the mall, which led to J. C. Penney and Macy's closing, despite other stores not doing so.
On July 20, 2012, a fire broke out near the mall at a homeless encampment in a 100-by-100 ft area, but was extinguished before the fire could reach any buildings.
In September 2013, Bed Bath & Beyond announced that it was closing its Eastridge store in January 2014. Eastridge will be adding Round 1 Bowling & Amusement and 24 Hour Fitness in the former Bed Bath & Beyond space. 24 Hour Fitness opened on March 28, 2015 while Round 1 Bowling & Amusement delayed the opening until fall 2015.