Newgate Mall

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Newgate Mall
Location Ogden, Utah
Address 3651 Wall Avenue
Opening date 1981
Developer Homart Development Company
Owner General Growth Properties
No. of stores and services 90+
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 725,148 square feet (67,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1

Newgate Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Ogden, Utah. Opened in 1981, it features Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard's, Sears, Sports Authority, and a Cinemark movie theater. It is managed by General Growth Properties.

History[edit]

Homart Development Company built Newgate Mall in 1981. Its original anchor stores were Sears and Mervyns. Among its tenants was the first Chick-fil-A in Utah.[2] Phar-Mor was added in February 1992,[3] but closed only seven months later.[4]

In 1994, Dillard's opened its second Utah store at the mall.[5] Between then and 1995, over 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of retail space was added, including Victoria's Secret, Lane Bryant, Bath & Body Works, Express, Inc., Famous Footwear, B. Dalton, and Applebee's.[6] Another new tenant in this timespan was a larger location for Quilted Bear, an antiques store that had previously occupied a smaller store within.[7]

A year later, the former Phar-Mor became the first Oshman's in Utah.[8] The store became Gart Sports in 2001[9] and Sports Authority in 2006. A movie theater was opened in 1998.[10] Although Newgate Mall initially struggled with high vacancy, the mall's occupancy was boosted in the 2000s, particularly after Ogden City Mall (now The Junctiion) closed.[11] Mervyns closed in 2008 and became Burlington Coat Factory in 2013.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mall information". General Growth Properties. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "South Jordan's First Chick-fil-A Restaurant Opening May 22". Market Wired. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "PHAR-MOR WILL OPEN 2 STORES WEDNESDAY". Deseret News. 28 February 1992. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "PHAR-MOR INC. WILL CLOSE ITS 3 UTAH STORES". Deseret News. 19 September 1992. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dillard's to open new store at expanded Newgate Mall". Deseret News. 20 January 1994. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Newgate Mall making room for variety with additional 100,000 square feet". Deseret News. 16 February 1995. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "NEW TENANT AT NEWGATE MALL; QUILTED BEAR CHANGES LOCALE". Deseret News. 2 July 1995. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Briefly". The Salt Lake Tribune. 13 July 1996. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  9. ^ Knudson, Max (23 February 2001). "Gart plans to buy key competitor". Deseret News. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  10. ^ Arave, Lynn (2 March 1998). "14-screen theater to open in Ogden". Deseret News. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Newgate Mall Prospers Amid Neighbor's Slow Demise". The Salt Lake Tribune. 6 August 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "New Store Opening in Old Mervyn’s at Newgate". US Utah. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.