Walnut Square Mall

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Walnut Square Mall
Location Dalton, Georgia, U.S.
Opening date July 23, 1980[1]
Owner CBL & Associates Properties
No. of stores and services 75
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 449,239 square feet (41,735.7 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1
Parking 2,535 spaces

Walnut Square Mall is a shopping mall located in Dalton, Georgia. Opened in 1980, the mall features more than 75 inline tenants, as well as four anchor stores: Sears, J.C. Penney and two Belk stores. The mall is managed by CBL & Associates Properties.


The mall opened July 23, 1980[1] with Sears, Loveman's, Belk and J. C. Penney. In 1986, Proffitt's acquired Loveman's and converted the store to that name. When Belk acquired Proffitt's, this store became a second Belk location. Goody's Family Clothing was added in 1990.

Carmike Cinemas expanded its movie theater in the mall to nine screens in 1993, making it the largest theater in Northwestern Georgia.[2] This complex was closed in 2007 for a new theater on the mall's periphery.[3]

Goody's closed in 2009 when the chain liquidated the last of its stores.[4] It became a Rush Fitness center in 2010.

JCPenney announced it intends to close their location in the mall by April 2015.[5]


  1. ^ a b c "Walnut Square Mall fact sheet". CBL & Associates Properties. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Cinemas to expand complex at mall". Walker County Messenger. 1993-02-03. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  3. ^ Pare, Mike (2007-07-24). "Carmike building 12-screen theater". Chattanooga Times-Free Press. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  4. ^ "Goody's moving to sell stores, March timeline for liquidation". The Daily Citizen. 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2010-02-02. 
  5. ^ http://media.bizj.us/view/img/4784321/jcpenney-closures-announced-1-7-15.pdf

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