Westfield Oakridge

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Westfield Oakridge
Location San Jose, California, USA
Coordinates 37°15′09″N 121°51′42″W / 37.252492°N 121.861668°W / 37.252492; -121.861668
Address 925 Blossom Hill Road San Jose, CA 95123
Opening date 1971
Developer The Hahn Company
Management Westfield Group
Owner Westfield Group
No. of stores and services 207[1]
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,139,602 sq ft (105,872.5 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1
Parking 5,002
Public transit access Oakridge (VTA)
Website westfield.com/oakridge

Westfield Oakridge, formerly known as Westfield Shoppingtown Oakridge and Oakridge Mall, is a shopping mall owned by The Westfield Group, located at the corner of Santa Teresa Boulevard and County Route G10 (Blossom Hill Road) in San Jose, California, United States. It is anchored by Macy's, Sears, Target, Century Theatres and Nordstrom Rack.

History[edit]

Westfield Oakridge was originally built in 1971 by The Hahn Company with anchors Montgomery Ward and Macy's, later adding Bullock's. Bullock's closed in 1983 and a Nordstrom replaced it in 1985 as part of the acquisition of all Northern California Bullock's stores by Seattle based Nordstrom. Under the terms of the deal, all Bullock's locations were required to be converted to Nordstrom stores. Most of the locations were prime, but the underperforming Oakridge store lasted only nine years before selling the location to Sears.

Oakridge was sold to Westfield America, Inc. in 1998, and was rebranded as "Westfield Shoppingtown Oakridge" soon after.[2]

The bankruptcy of Montgomery Ward in 2001 left an empty anchor slot at Oakridge until 2003, when Target demolished the building and constructed a new two-level store on the site. At the same time, Macy's added 75,000 square feet to its existing footprint, bringing its total square footage to more than 220,000 square feet.[3]

Expansion[edit]

Westfield began a $150 million multi-phase expansion in 2001, adding hundreds of new shops inside and a row of restaurants and anchor retailers facing Blossom Hill Road. The largest components included:

The bankruptcies and eventual closures of Borders and Linens n' Things brought two new anchors to the center: a Nordstrom Rack in place of Linens n' Things,[5][6] and a large-format Forever 21 in place of Borders.

Anchors[edit]

  • Macy's (235,129 sq ft, opened 1971 and expanded in 2004)
  • Sears (166,615 sq ft, opened 1996)
  • Target (150,000 sq ft, opened 2004)

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