Northgate Mall (Chattanooga)

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Northgate Mall
Location Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Opening date March 15, 1972
Developer Arlen Shopping Center Group
Management CBL & Associates Properties
Owner CBL & Associates Properties
No. of stores and services 120
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 820,000 square feet (76,180.5 m2)
No. of floors 2
Parking 4,500
Website http://www.visitnorthgatemall.com/

Northgate Mall, also called Northgate, is an enclosed shopping mall in the Chattanooga, Tennessee suburb of Hixson. Opened on March 15, 1972, it was the second mall built in Chattanooga.[1]

History[edit]

Northgate Mall was built in 1972 on land originally intended for a drive-in movie theater by a predecessor to CBL & Associates Properties (CBL), Arlen Shopping Center Group. The mall was considered the northside competition to now-defunct Eastgate Mall and is now considered a sister property of CBL's Hamilton Place Mall.[2][3][4] Northgate was later sold by Arlen, being renovated in 1991 and 1997, and eventually ended up with General Growth Properties (GGP) in 2000.[2] After expanding Northgate between 2005 and 2008, GGP sold the mall to CBL for $11.5 million in September 2011.[2][5]

A 14-screen movie theater, owned by Carmike Cinemas, opened in 2005.[2][6] A new food court was proposed to go in where the Book Gallery is located, but it was never built.[7]

On April 13, 2009, a woman was killed after her car crashed into the Sears building. The woman entered the Northgate Mall entrance from Highway 153. The vehicle jumped a curb and sped toward Sears, where it crashed into the southwest corner of the building. The crash left a 3 by 4 feet (0.91 by 1.22 m) hole in the wall of the shoe storage area of the department store.[8]

In early 2013, Northgate underwent a planned multi-million dollar major renovation, including new flooring, ceiling and lighting upgrades, and repainting, which were completed by Christmas 2013. A 70,000 square feet (6,503.2 m2) associated center, which is located directly across from Northgate's main entrance and has T.J. Maxx and Catherines, acquired Ross Dress for Less, Michael's Arts & Crafts, and a brand-new facade in a related renovation, which was completed by the fall of 2013.[2][9]

In June 2013, Old Navy announced plans to move to Northgate.[10]

In January 2014, JC Penney announced plans to close their Northgate store in June. [11]

Anchors & Major Stores[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Burlington coat factory
  • Carmike Cinemas (The movie theater was originally in an associated center directly across from the Northgate main entrance which closed in the late 1990s and then relocated behind Northgate in a brand-new stand-alone building in 2005)
  • Belk (Originally Miller's, then Hess's, and then Proffitt's) 90,496 square feet (8,407.4 m2)
  • Belk Home Store 22,700 square feet (2,108.9 m2)
  • Old Navy 14,700 square feet (1,365.7 m2)
  • Sears (Original anchor) 153,000 square feet (14,214.2 m2)
===Defunct===

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jolley, Harmon (March 13, 2012). "Northgate Mall at 40". Chattanoogan.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Staff (October 15, 2012). "CBL announces renovation and redevelopment plans for Northgate Mall in Chattanooga, TN". CBL and Associates. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Pare, Mike (September 22, 2011). "CBL buying Chattanooga's Northgate Mall". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Pare, Mike (August 5, 2012). "Hamilton Place-What a history: CBL flagship celebrates 25 years as regional centerpiece". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Pare, Mike (September 22, 2011). "CBL buying Chattanooga's Northgate Mall". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.ggp.com/properties/Centerinfo.asp?smuid=562%7C GGP Leasing Information
  7. ^ "Northgate Mall plans six-tenant food court, welcomes new retailers". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Archived from the original on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2007-08-25. 
  8. ^ Simms, Richard (April 13, 2009). "Deadly Crash Into Northgate Sears Building". NewsChannel 9. Retrieved 2009-04-13. [dead link]
  9. ^ Pare, Mike (October 14, 2012). "Chattanooga's Northgate Mall to get multimillion dollar revamp". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Old Navy sets sail to Northgate". Chattanooga Times Free Press. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 3 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Pare, Mike. "Northgate J.C. Penney to close". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Archived from the original on 16 January 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 

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Coordinates: 35°07′48″N 85°14′24″W / 35.130°N 85.240°W / 35.130; -85.240