Eastwood Mall

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Eastwood Mall
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Eastwood Mall logo
Location Niles, Ohio
Coordinates 41°12′52″N 80°44′58″W / 41.21444°N 80.74944°W / 41.21444; -80.74944Coordinates: 41°12′52″N 80°44′58″W / 41.21444°N 80.74944°W / 41.21444; -80.74944
Opening date 1969
Developer Cafaro Company
Management Warner Management Company
Owner Cafaro Company
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1.6 million square feet
No. of floors 1, with partial upper levels (2 in JCPenney, Sears, and Target)
Website http://www.eastwoodmall.com/

The Eastwood Mall is an indoor shopping center located in Howland Township, Ohio, USA, serving the Youngstown-Warren area. It contains over 200 stores and restaurants. Its anchor stores are JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, Target and Dillard's.

The Eastwood Mall as viewed from the south.

History[edit]

Eastwood Mall opened in 1969 with Sears, Strouss, Montgomery Ward, and Woolworth as anchors. The J.C. Penney wing was added in 1979.[1] Montgomery Ward closed in 1984, and its building was split among Gold's Gym (now a local gym), Toys "R" Us, and Carlisle's. After Carlisle's closed in 1994 and Toys "R" Us moved to a new store, those spaces both became Dillard's.[2][3][4][5] Target was added onto the mall in 2000.[6] Strouss became Kaufmann's in 1986, and Macy's in 2006.[7] A food court was added near Macy's in 2006. In late 2007, a 3-tank aquarium, known as the Equarium, was added to center court. In 2012, construction began on a Residence Inn by Marriott in the Dillard's wing.[8]

Largest Mall Controversy[edit]

The Eastwood Mall reported 3,200,000 square feet (300,000 m2) of gross leaseable space to the ICSC[9] which included it in the list of largest shopping malls in the United States. However, the Directory of Major Malls reports that only 1.6 million of Gross Leaseable Space are enclosed within the mall proper itself, making it currently ineligible for inclusion on the list of largest shopping malls in the United States based on total square feet of retail space. The greater square footage was reported because mall management included a separate strip mall, big-box stores and restaurants adjacent in the parking lot or on neighboring streets as part of the complex. Therefore, those areas were excluded as part of the criteria of a single distinct shopping mall.[10]

In popular culture[edit]

Eastwood Mall is mentioned in the movie Eurotrip. Where they describe the size of Europe as "like the size of the Eastwood Mall."[11]

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