Eastridge Center is a 1.4 million square foot (GLA) shopping mall in eastern San Jose, California owned by General Growth Properties. 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 2 levels. Eastridge Mall is located in San Jose CA, in between Tully Road, East Capitol Expressway, and Quimby Road.
It was opened on May 17, 1971 with the original anchors: Macy's, Liberty House, J. C. Penney, Joseph Magnin Co., and Sears. Eastridge Center 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 Theater 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.