Northwoods Mall is a 130 store regional 833,833-square-foot (77,465.6 m2) indoor shopping mall located in the City of North Charleston, South Carolina. Built in 1972, the mall is located at the intersection of Rivers Avenue (U.S. Highway 52), Ashley Phosphate Road and Interstate 26. Northwoods Mall was the first regional indoor shopping mall constructed in the South Carolina lowcountry and featured Belk, Sears, and the locally owned Kerrison's department stores as its original anchor tenants.
The mall also once housed a Woolworth's but was remolded into the Food Court in 1997. In 1989 the mall closed its small theater in favor of a multi screen complex located just outside the Dillard's side. The mall underwent a significant expansion and renovation in 1985 and Thalhimer's was added as an anchor tenant, with Kerrison's demolished and replaced by JCPenney in 1992. Also lost in the remodel was a Morrison's Cafeteria located next to Kerrison's.
Thalhimer's was later sold to Dillard's in 1992 and expanded in 2004. The mall was purchased by Jacobs, Visconti & Jacobs (later known as the Richard E. Jacobs group) in 1984, owners and developers of Charleston's Citadel Mall, and later sold to current owners CBL & Associates Properties who again remodeled the mall in 2004. CBL & Associates Properties also owns Citadel Mall. The mall concourses and four of the department stores are one level in design, with JCPenney as the only two level store.