Har Mar Mall

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Har Mar Mall
Har Mar Mall.jpg
Part of Har Mar Mall's western façade
Location Roseville, Minnesota, USA
Coordinates 45°00′17″N 93°09′50″W / 45.0046°N 93.1638°W / 45.0046; -93.1638Coordinates: 45°00′17″N 93°09′50″W / 45.0046°N 93.1638°W / 45.0046; -93.1638
Opening date 1961
Management Emmes & Company
Architect Willard Thorson
No. of stores and services approx. 40
No. of anchor tenants 7
No. of floors 1
Website harmarmall.com

Har Mar Mall is a regional, enclosed shopping mall located in the city of Roseville, Minnesota, a suburb of Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. Built in 1961 and expanded several times since, it is one of two malls serving Roseville (the other being Rosedale Center). As of 2010, Har Mar Mall is composed largely of big box retail, including HomeGoods, Marshalls, Cub Foods, Staples, Barnes & Noble, Michaels, and K&G Fashion Superstore for anchors.

History[edit]

Har Mar Mall was built in 1961, as Harold J Slawik had a vision to build a "super mall" which included a number of larger department as well as smaller stores. At the time in 1961 very few "super malls" had been built in the Midwest. Deriving its name from its owners, Harold J Slawik and his wife Marie Slawik. Har Mar is a combination of the two names. Harold and Marie. Slawik went on to build a number of other commercial outlets, and the name Har Mar Inc is still in use today by the Slawik family.Twin Cities architect Willard Thorson, who also designed Apache Plaza in nearby St. Anthony, designed the mall. In 1971, the mall was expanded. The mall got another renovation after being heavily damaged by a tornado on 14 June 1981.[1]

A 1988 expansion added Highland Superstore and TJ Maxx as anchors.[2] Three years later, the Highland store was converted to BizMart, an office supply store.[3] BizMart was acquired by OfficeMax in 1992 and closed three years later as an OfficeMax store. By 1995, HomePlace opened in the space vacated by OfficeMax.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Har Mar Superstar, a musician whose performing name is derived from the mall's name.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 25th Anniversary of the 14 June 1981 Har Mar Tornado
  2. ^ "Shopping malls freshen up". St. Paul Pioneer Press. 15 May 1988. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Computer discounter plans local megacenter". St. Paul Pioneer Press. 11 June 1991. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "HAR MAR TO EXPAND FOR HOMEPLACE//LARGE STORE IS PART OF MALL'S CONVERSION". St. Paul Pioneer Press. 30 March 1995. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 

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