South side of the mall
|Location||Salem, Oregon, United States|
|No. of stores and services||80|
|No. of anchor tenants||8|
|Total retail floor area||648,990 square feet (60,293 m2)
includes outlying retailers
Lancaster Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in Salem, Oregon, United States. Opened in 1971, the main part of the center has 550,000 square feet (51,000 m2) of space. The regional mall is located on Lancaster Drive and is bordered on the West by Interstate 5, making Lancaster Mall a retail hub for the city of Salem.
Originally an outdoor mall, the owners spent $5 million to enclose and expand the East Salem site in 1970. Montgomery Ward then moved from downtown Salem to the newly renovated mall. In 1972, the mall was to be one of the first locations in Oregon for an automated teller machine not located at a bank branch, which created controversy at the time. About 1976, the Taco Time chain experimented with selling alcoholic beverages at their Lancaster location.
A 17-year old woman was kidnapped from Lancaster Mall in 1977, as was a 19-year old woman in 1982. In May 1982, an ex-Salem police officer shot and killed two people at the mall before killing himself in the parking lot. The mall banned the Salvation Army from soliciting there in 1988 in an effort to uniformly ban all solicitations at the mall.
In 2008 Lancaster Mall achieved EarthWISE Certification through Marion County Public Works-Environmental Services. Lancaster Mall has committed to recycling, reducing waste, saving energy, conserving water and practice environmentally preferable purchasing in their operations.
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