Gulf View Square

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Gulf View Square
Opening date 1980
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 100+
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 754,000 square feet[1]

Gulf View Square is an enclosed mall in Port Richey, Florida. Opened in 1980, it is anchored by Best Buy, Dillard's, J. C. Penney, Macy's, Sears, and TJ Maxx. It is owned by Simon Property Group.

History[edit]

Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation first proposed Gulf View Square in 1974. At the time, its anchor stores were slated to be Sears, Maas Brothers, Belk-Lindsey, and Robinson's of Florida.[2] The mall opened in 1980 with Sears, Belk-Lindsey, Maas Brothers, and Montgomery Ward as its anchor stores.[3]

J. C. Penney opened on the fifth anchor slot, which was originally planned for Burdines, in 1990.[4] Burdines ultimately entered the mall by taking the Maas Brothers store a year later.

Dillard's bought the Belk-Lindsey store in 1992.[5] A food court was added in 1998.[6] In 2001, Dillard's relocated from the former Belk to the former Montgomery Ward.[7] As a result, the former Dillard's store was demolished in 2002 for Linens 'n Things and Best Buy.[8] Linens 'n Things closed in 2008 and became TJ Maxx in 2010.[9][10] Burdines became Burdines-Macy's in 2003 and Macy's in 2005. Old Navy, which opened in 2000, closed in 2009.[11]

A new management team began managing the mall in 2011, and announced plans to bring new stores.[10] In January 2014, it was announced that JCPenney would be closing its store by May 2014.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.simon.com/Mall/LeasingSheet/62024_GulfView.pdf
  2. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FkBSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QXkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5567,1650280&dq=gulf-view-square+maas&hl=en
  3. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=knBIAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MloDAAAAIBAJ&dq=gulf-view-square%20linens&pg=1363%2C2549940
  4. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/tampabay/access/50469004.html?dids=50469004:50469004&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=May+31%252C+1989&author=JOE+FRANK&pub=St.+Petersburg+Times&desc=JCPenney+plans+Gulf+View+store&pqatl=google
  5. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/tampabay/access/54267228.html?dids=54267228:54267228&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Aug+26%252C+1992&author=ROBERT+KEEFE&pub=St.+Petersburg+Times&desc=A+dilly+of+a+day+at+Dillard%2527s&pqatl=google
  6. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/tampabay/access/28265983.html?dids=28265983:28265983&FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Mar+30%252C+1998&author=RICHARD+VERRIER&pub=St.+Petersburg+Times&desc=Gulf+View+mall+to+get+food+court+and+more+Series%253A+BUSINESS&pqatl=google
  7. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-73751909.html
  8. ^ http://www.sptimes.com/2003/09/10/news_pf/Pasco/Big_box_stores_will_p.shtml
  9. ^ http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/tampabay/access/2036488231.html?FMT=CITE&FMTS=CITE:FT&type=current&date=May+19%252C+2010&author=Anonymous&pub=St.+Petersburg+Times&desc=T.J.+MAXX+TO+OPEN+AT+GULF+VIEW+SQUARE&pqatl=google
  10. ^ a b http://specialtyretail.com/2011/09/gulf_view_square_to_get_makeover/
  11. ^ http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/old-navy-closing-at-gulf-view-square-mall/967341
  12. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/01/15/jc-penney/4495963/

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