Regency Mall (Racine)

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Regency Mall
Location Racine, Wisconsin
Coordinates 42°41′57″N 87°50′52″W / 42.699230°N 87.847909°W / 42.699230; -87.847909Coordinates: 42°41′57″N 87°50′52″W / 42.699230°N 87.847909°W / 42.699230; -87.847909
Opening date 1981
Developer Richard E. Jacobs Group
Owner CBL & Associates Properties
No. of stores and services 100+
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 1,040,490 sq ft (96,665 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1
[1]

Regency Mall is an enclosed super-regional shopping mall that opened in August 1981, located in Racine, Wisconsin.[2] The mall has a gross leasable area of 872,409 square feet (81,049.4 m2).[1] It features about 100 stores and is anchored by Boston Store, Burlington Coat Factory, JCPenney, and Sears.

History[edit]

Originally, Burlington Coat Factory was a Bergner's, then Prange's that was converted to Younkers in 1992, which then closed in 2000. The space became a home store for Boston Store in 2002, and was closed in 2004 to become Steve & Barry's.[3][4] Also in 2004, Linens 'n Things opened in the JCPenney wing, taking space previously occupied by other retailers including RadioShack and Chick-fil-A.[5]

Steve & Barry's moved to a smaller store in 2008, allowing Burlington Coat Factory to take its old location.[6] The newly relocated Steve & Barry's closed the same year and became The Furniture Store.[7] After Linens 'n Things closed, it became Flooring Supercenter, and then an hhgregg electronics store in 2012.[8] Steve & Barry's second store eventually became PayHalf in 2013.[9]

The mall, aimed at middle-income customers and the largest in Racine County, had sales of over $100 million as of 2004.[10]

In October 2013, it was confirmed that Sears would be closing.[11]

By the end of May 2014, Linda’s Hallmark store in Regency Mall is set to close.[12]

In June 2014 Curt Pruitt has left his job as manager of Regency Mall.[13]

In July 2014 JCPenney has put its space at Regency Mall up for sale. Also in 2014 Hallmark, MasterCuts, Regis Hair Salon closed. [14] In January 2015, it was announced the JCPenney store was closing as part of a plan to close 39 underperforming stores nationwide.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Regency Mall, International Council of Shopping Centers. Accessed December 16, 2007.
  2. ^ Racine History Timeline 1900-Present. Accessed December 16, 2007.
  3. ^ http://journaltimes.com/news/local/collegiate-brand-clothier-coming-to-regency-mall/article_88533d06-0521-563a-82be-983840e7622d.html
  4. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/stories/2004/08/23/daily17.html
  5. ^ http://journaltimes.com/local/business/boston-store-closes-one-of-its-stores-at-regency-mall/article_48436da8-f0f8-507d-b475-c58470d376f8.html
  6. ^ http://journaltimes.com/news/local/changes-in-store-at-regency-mall/article_fbe9871e-033b-5754-a556-5dd82ac0a166.html
  7. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/print-edition/2011/08/19/regency-mall-holding-up-despite-downturn.html
  8. ^ http://journaltimes.com/news/local/hhgregg-opens-saturday-at-regency-mall/article_4a4e7d96-ee36-11e1-808c-001a4bcf887a.html
  9. ^ http://journaltimes.com/business/local/pay-half-opens-new-store-at-regency-mall/article_df1be140-908c-11e2-8cb8-001a4bcf887a.html
  10. ^ Tunkieicz, Jennie. "Regency Mall working to fill empty spaces", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 11, 2004. Accessed December 16, 2007.
  11. ^ http://www.jsonline.com/business/sears-to-close-store-at-racines-regency-mall-in-january-b99122380z1-228194831.html
  12. ^ In May 2014 Hallmark closes
  13. ^ http://journaltimes.com/news/local/regency-mall-manager-steps-down/article_b8d27690-edfe-11e3-a20f-0019bb2963f4.html
  14. ^ http://journaltimes.com/news/local/regency-mall-s-jcpenney-store-space-for-sale/article_07081f40-4d15-59d1-9543-7424ffa38933.html
  15. ^ Strauss, Gary (January 8, 2015). "J.C. Penney, Macy's to shut stores, lay off scores". USA Today (Gannett). Retrieved January 9, 2015. 

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