Salem Center (Oregon)
|Location||Salem, Oregon, United States|
|Management||General Growth Properties|
|No. of stores and services||80|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||650,000 square feet (60,000 m2)
|No. of floors||2|
Salem Center is a multi-building, enclosed shopping center in downtown Salem, Oregon, United States. Located on both sides of Center Street between High and Liberty streets, the mall has 80 stores and a food court. Opened in 1979, the mall has four anchor stores with 650,000 square feet (60,000 m2) of gross leasable space located on and two floors. The anchors are: Macy's, JC Penney, Kohl's, and Nordstrom. The mall also features five sky bridges, one of which connects Macy's to the mall, another connects the mall to an adjacent city-owned parking garage, with another connecting JC Penney to the mall, in addition to connecting the two mall buildings across Center Street. Salem Center is owned by General Growth Properties.
Construction began on the new shopping center in 1978. Salem Center then opened in 1979, and was remodeled in 1988 and again in 1995. Until approximately 2004 the mall was known as Salem Centre. The Kohl's location was previously a Mervyns store until 2007, while Macy's location is a converted Meier & Frank with the name change also in 2007. The mall launched a service in January 2008 that allowed people to search all products offered by the mall's stores, claiming to be the first mall in Oregon to have such a service. In 2009, the center started an annual tradition of having a Lego menorah built and lighted to celebrate Hanukkah.
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