Greenbrier Mall

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Not to be confused with Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta, Georgia.
Greenbrier Mall
Location Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
Coordinates 36°49′36.3″N 76°24′52.8″W / 36.826750°N 76.414667°W / 36.826750; -76.414667
Address 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South
Opening date October 7, 1981[1]
Developer Homart Development
Management CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Owner CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
No. of stores and services 120+[1]
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 898,416 square feet (83,465.6 m2)[1]
No. of floors 2
Website www.greenbriermall.com

Greenbrier Mall is a nearly 900,000 sq. ft. regional mall in Chesapeake, Virginia, in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. The mall has a hillside terrain, meaning entries exist on both upper and lower levels. It serves communities on the east coast in the states of Virginia and North Carolina.[2]

The mall currently has over 120 retailers, four anchors (JCPenney, Macy's, Sears and Dillard's), several eateries at the mall's food court, several restaurants including Abuelo's, Jillian's, The Greene Turtle, and a Cinema Café dinner movie theater.

History[edit]

The mall's original anchors were Miller & Rhoads (sold to Hecht's in 1990[3]), Sears, and Leggett, a division of Belk. Hess's was added in 1987.[4]

Proffitt's, which acquired the former Hess's in 1993, was sold to Dillard's in 1996.[5] The Leggett store briefly operated as Belk before it was traded to Dillard's in 1998 as part of a mutual exchange.[6] The former Belk became a men's and children's auxiliary store.[7]

In 2003, Greenbrier Mall underwent an extensive renovation. Dillard's consolidated both stores to the former Proffitt's at the east end with a 160,000 square feet (15,000 m2) reconstruction. In addition, the mall received a new color scheme and its current "G" mall logo, and the former Leggett/Belk building was converted to J. C. Penney.[8]

In April 2004, during the renovation, CBL & Associates acquired the mall from Gregory Greenfield & Associates, Ltd. for $102.5 million. A year later, the new JCPenney department store was completed, and officially opened at the north end of the mall.[9] In 2006, as part of a nationwide transition, Hecht's was rebranded as Macy's.

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