Southern Park Mall

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View of the mall from U.S. Route 224.

The Southern Park Mall is a shopping mall in Boardman, Ohio. Originally owned by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation when it opened in 1970, it is now owned by the Washington Prime Group, Inc. The mall, which is the largest shopping destination in Mahoning County, boasts 1,198,000 square feet (111,300 m2) of space.

Macy's was previously Strouss, then Kaufmann's. Horne's was originally the central anchor, until 1992 when the building was sold to Higbee's.[1] Higbee's was then sold to Dillard's the same year.

Southern Park underwent an extensive renovation in 1997, shortly after the DeBartolo Corporation merged with Simon Property Group. Simon has spent $19 million to make improvements to the interiors, and added a food court as well as a movie theater, although the theater is not directly attached to the mall. Jillian's, which replaced a Woolworth, was a tenant from 1999 to 2011.[2]

Anchor stores[edit]

  • Dillard's 187,560 square feet (17,425 m2)
  • JCPenney 262,000 square feet (24,341 m2)
  • Macy's 186,980 square feet (17,371 m2)
  • Sears 175,600 square feet (16,314 m2)

Movie theater[edit]

Situated on the eastern edge of the mall's property is Tinseltown USA, an 7-screen cinema operated by the movie theater conglomerate Cinemark. The theater opened during the mall's renovation period of 1996-1997. The largest of the screens seats 470 patrons, while the two smallest seat over 200. Two of the screens (including the 470 seat house, the other seats 281) feature a wrap-around, concave design so that the screen fills more of the viewer's field of vision.

References[edit]

http://www.simon.com/mall/default.aspx?id=160