Knollwood Mall

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Knollwood Mall
Location St. Louis Park, Minnesota
Coordinates 44°56′09″N 93°23′03″W / 44.9359000°N 93.3841000°W / 44.9359000; -93.3841000[1]Coordinates: 44°56′09″N 93°23′03″W / 44.9359000°N 93.3841000°W / 44.9359000; -93.3841000[1]
Opening date 1955
Management Rouse Properties
Owner Rouse Properties
No. of stores and services 45
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 460,000 sq. ft.
No. of floors 1 w/partial basement
Parking 3500
Website knollwoodmall.com

Knollwood Mall is a regional shopping mall located along Minnesota State Highway 7 in Saint Louis Park, Minnesota owned and managed by Rouse Properties, a division of General Growth Properties. Major stores at the mall include Kohl's, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, DSW Shoe Warehouse, and Cub Foods.[2]

History[edit]

Knollwood Mall opened in 1955 as an open-air strip mall called Knollwood Plaza.[3][4] It featured a Powers Dry Goods store, Woolworth, JC Penney, and Red Owl Grocery Store.[5] The center was enclosed in 1980 and Montgomery Ward added to the eastern side.[6]

Powers became Donaldson's and then Carson Pirie Scott. In 1994, the Carson's store closed and was torn down for a Kohl's.[7] Montgomery Ward closed its store in the mall in 1998, and one year later, Cub Foods opened in its place.[6][8]

The eastern wing of the mall was vacated in 1999 for a movie theater multiplex which never opened. Five years later, TJ Maxx relocated from an existing store within the mall to the east wing, opening a combination TJ Maxx/HomeGoods store in its place.[9]

In 2014, plans were announced to remove the remaining portion of enclosed mall between Kohl's and TJ Maxx/HomeGoods.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Knollwood Mall Shopping Center
  2. ^ "Knollwood Mall". Rouse Properties. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ Gamans Poloian, Lynda; Rogers, Dorothy S. (2003). Retailing Principles: A Global Outlook. Fairchild Publications. p. 363. ISBN 1-56367-192-1. 
  4. ^ http://www.slphistory.org/history/knollwoodplaza.asp
  5. ^ "Knollwood Plaza/Mall". St.Louis Park Historical Society. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Kroll, Karen M. (February 1999). "Industry Turns to Supermarket Anchors to Fill Big Boxes". Shopping Centers Today. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kohl's Will Build On Site Of Knollwood Carson's". St. Paul Pioneer Press. June 18, 1994. p. 1D. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Cub Foods planning store at Knollwood mall". Star Tribune. June 17, 1998. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  9. ^ Tellijohn, Andrew (March 21, 2004). "Knollwood Mall expands T.J. Maxx, adds new fitness center". Minneapolis–St. Paul Business Journal. Retrieved December 9, 2010. 
  10. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2014/03/20/knollwood-mall-renovation-power-center.html

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