West Oaks Mall (Ocoee, Florida)
|No. of stores and services||86 |
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (2 currently vacant) |
|Total retail floor area||1,077,481 sq ft.|
|No. of floors||1|
The mall has been in decline for several years due to economic downturn in the area, and the resulting increase in crime. Police calls originating from the mall have increased steadily, for problems including assault, car thefts, and more. Many of the national brands have left (the most recent being Sears in January 2013), leaving parts of the mall either vacant or replaced by local shops.
In 2012, West Oaks Mall was sold by General Growth Properties for $15.9 million, and put under new management. The new owners, Moonbeam Capital Investments, have a history of purchasing struggling retail properties to turn them around. With the purchase of the mall, they have announced intentions to aggressively fill the empty anchor spaces with national tenants, and replace the lower end shops that attract a less desirable shopper base.
- Belk (Closed 2008; formerly McRae's & Parisian)
- J.C. Penney
- Sears (Closed Jan 30, 2013)
- "Store Directory". West Oaks Mall. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- "West Oaks Mall". Moonbeam Capital Investments. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
- Sandra Pedicini (January 22, 2013). "New West Oaks owner has big plans for troubled mall". Orlando Sentinel.
- Car thefts up at West Oaks Mall in Ocoee (Cable news). WFTV Channel 9 News. July 12, 2012.
- Tracy Cochrane (April 24, 2012). "West Oaks Mall Attack". Examiner.
- "Sears to close...". Orlando Business Journal. Oct 25, 2012.
- Anjali Fluker (Nov 9, 2012). "West Oaks Mall allegedly has new owner". Orlando Business Journal.