Belden Village Mall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Westfield Belden Village)
Jump to: navigation, search
Belden Village Mall
Location Jackson Township, Ohio, USA
Address 4230 Belden Village Mall, Canton, OH 44718
Opening date 1970
Developer Richard E. Jacobs
Management Starwood Capital Group
Owner Starwood Retail Partners
No. of stores and services 100
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 890,000 ft²
No. of floors 1
Parking 4064
Website http://www.shoppingbeldenvillagemall.com/

Belden Village Mall, is a shopping mall in Jackson Township, Ohio. Its current anchor stores are Dillard's, Macy's and Sears.

History[edit]

Belden Village Mall opened October 1, 1970 as a fully enclosed shopping center. Encompassing over 800,000 leasable square feet, it was anchored by O'Neil's, Sears and Higbee's. The latter operated until 1992 when it was rebranded by Dillard's. O'Neil's was merged into May Company Ohio in 1989, which in turn became Kaufmann's in 1993.

Belden Village underwent a minor facelift in 1989. The food court was adorned in pastel colored flags hanging from the ceiling, along with updates to tenant signage. Major entrances were refreshed with glass atriums. The Kaufmann's store was renamed Macy's on September 9, 2006.

Outlot businesses have been added at different times to the mall. These include a Sears Auto Center, Chili's Bar & Grille which opened in 1986, Bravo Cucina, a restaurant opening in 2006, and Max & Erma's, a restaurant opening in 2005. After many years of ownership by Cleveland developers The Jacobs Group, the Westfield Group acquired the shopping center in early 2002, and renamed it "Westfield Shoppingtown Belden Village", dropping the "Shoppingtown" name in June 2005. In November 2013 Starwood Retail Partners purchased several Westfield properties including Belden Village. The mall name returned to "Belden Village Mall".

Plans for expansion[edit]

Over the years, there have been many rumors surrounding the mall and its plans for expansion. Some of those rumors included the addition of a miniature golf course to the roof of the structure, parking decks and the closure of the North-facing entrance. In 1995, anchor tenant Sears expanded to include an entire second floor constructed atop the existing building.

Anchors[edit]

  • Dillard's (191,000 sq. ft.) (opened 1970 as Higbee's, converted to Dillard's in 1992)
  • Macy's (131,005 sq. ft.) (opened 1970 as O'Neil's, then converted to May Company Ohio in 1989, later converted to Kauffmann's in 1993, now converted to Macy's in 2006)
  • Sears (188,184 sq. ft.) (opened 1970 as original major store)

Awards[edit]

  • Best Place to Shop in Stark County[1] - 2007

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westfield Best Place to Shop in Stark County

External links[edit]