Volusia Mall

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Volusia Mall
VolusiaMall210.jpg
Entrance sign from Highway 92
Location Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
Opening date October 14, 1974
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation
Management CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Owner CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
No. of stores and services 120
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 1,064,768 sq ft (98,920 m2)
No. of floors 1 (2 Floors in Anchor Stores except JCPenney)
Website volusiamall.net
Information from CBL Properties and Daytona Beach News-Journal[1][2]

Volusia Mall is a super-regional shopping mall located in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is the largest retail shopping center in the Volusia-Flagler market. Opened October 15, 1974, the mall comprises more than 120 stores on one level, as well as a food court. Anchor stores are JCPenney, Macy's, Sears and three Dillard's locations. The mall is owned and managed by CBL & Associates Properties.

History[edit]

Volusia Mall opened in 1974 at a 93-acre (380,000 m2) site on U.S. Highway 92, adjacent to I-95 and U.S. 1. It was originally built with 4 anchors; Ivey's, May-Cohens, Sears and JCPenney. Ivey's opened with the mall, in October 1974. May-Cohens came inline in December. Sears was the next to open, in February 1975, followed by JCPenney, in August 1975. All of the anchors except JCPenney were built as two-level stores.

The first expansion of Volusia Mall was completed in March 1982, when two-level Burdines and Belk-Lindsey stores were added to the existing structure.

Maison Blanche acquired the May-Cohen's / May Florida chain in June 1988. The store was branded as a Gayfers in early 1992, when the Maison Blanche chain was acquired by Fairfield, Ohio-based Mercantile Stores. Ivey's was the first anchor to be converted to Dillard's, doing so in June 1990. Belk Lindsey's location at the mall became a second Dillard's in November 1996. The mall gained its third Dillard's in 1998 when the Gayfers chain (along with Mercantile Stores) was acquired by the Little Rock retailer. Burdines was dual-branded as Burdines-Macy's in 2003, dropping the Burdines name in 2005.

Original tenants in Volusia Mall included a Walgreens pharmacy and a tri-screen movie theater. After Walgreens relocated outside the mall, its space was converted to another mall entrance, while the theater became a storefront church. Center court housed a large fountain and wishing well a couple hundred feet in size. The structure featured multiple geysers as well as a jogging path and was also used to stage special events. This feature was downsized in 1997.

Volusia Mall is the largest mall in the Daytona Beach area.[2]

Transport[edit]

VOTRAN routes 10,11,18, and 19 serve the Mall Monday to Saturday during daylight hours(except those days that fall on Holidays), Votran Night Service Route 10 serves the mall at night Monday to Saturday with a limited schedule on Sundays and most Holidays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fact Sheet - Volusia Mall". CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Volusia Mall Getting Some Adjustments". Daytona Beach News-Journal. 31 August 2005. 

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Coordinates: 29°11′49″N 81°03′49″W / 29.197014°N 81.063737°W / 29.197014; -81.063737