Arden Fair

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Arden Fair
Arden Fair Mall.jpg
Arden Fair Mall main entrance
LocationSacramento, California, United States
Coordinates38°36′05″N 121°25′37″W / 38.60137°N 121.42697°W / 38.60137; -121.42697Coordinates: 38°36′05″N 121°25′37″W / 38.60137°N 121.42697°W / 38.60137; -121.42697
Opening date1957
DeveloperPhillip Heraty and William Gannon[1]
OwnerFulcrum Property
No. of stores and services165[2][3]
No. of anchor tenants4 (2 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,108,852 square feet (103,015.7 m2)
No. of floors2 (3 in JCPenney, Macy's, former Nordstrom, and Parking Garage)

Arden Fair is a two-level regional shopping mall located on Arden Way in Sacramento, California, USA. It consists of over 165 tenants, encompassing over 1,100,000 square feet (100,000 m2) of retail space.[2][3] It is anchored by JCPenney and Macy's and two vacant spaces last occupied by Nordstrom and Sears. The mall is owned by Fulcrum Property[4] and is operated by Macerich.


Arden Fair was originally built in 1957 as a single-level outdoor mall with Sears as the original anchor, despite being physically separated from the rest of the mall.[5] Hale's, the second original anchor, opened four years later in 1961, which was later converted to Weinstock's. By the 1970s, Arden Fair was converted into an indoor mall.[6]

In 1989, a major structural renovation and physical face-lift occurred by Homart Development, which more than doubled the size of the mall. It added a second story, a food court and brought the first Nordstrom department store to Sacramento. The old Sears building was gutted as part of the expansion and Sears was relocated to a new building that finally connected the store to the mall. In 1994, JCPenney opened up as the mall's fourth anchor, replacing a United Artists movie theater that was relocated to Market Square at Arden Fair, an entertainment and retail complex next door to the mall.[5] In 1996, Weinstock's was converted to the present-day Macy's as part of Federated Department Stores' (now Macy's, Inc.) acquisition of Broadway Stores, Inc in 1995.

In early 2004, KCRA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Sacramento, opened "The KCRA 3 Experience", an in-house studio that was located on the second floor of the mall where shoppers got a behind-the-scenes look of how a newscast was put together and a chance to be on TV. Over the years, Walt Gray, Patty Souza, Adrienne Bankert and Eileen Javora broadcast the news every Monday-Friday at Noon.[7] KCRA discontinued the in-house studio and closed it in late 2008 and was replaced by a Verizon Wireless phone store.[8]

On May 7, 2020, it was announced that Nordstrom would be closing as part of a plan to close 16 stores nationwide. The store closed in July 2020.[9]

On January 29, 2021, it was announced that Sears would also be closing as part of a plan to close 23 stores nationwide. The store closed on April 15, 2021, leaving JCPenney and Macy's as the only anchors left.[10][11]


  1. ^ "Broadway-Hale plans $5,000,000 Arden Way store". The Sacramento Bee. May 21, 1958. pp. A1. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Macerich - Center Details: Arden Fair Mall". Archived from the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2008.
  3. ^ a b c "Arden Fair - Leasing Opportunities". Arden Fair Mall. Macerich. Archived from the original on 22 December 2008. Retrieved December 15, 2008.
  4. ^ "Fulcrum Property - Arden Fair Mall". Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Arden Fair Mall - Leasing Info". Archived from the original on April 8, 2004. Retrieved December 15, 2008.
  6. ^ "MALL HALL OF FAME - Arden Fair Center". Retrieved February 10, 2009.
  7. ^ "KCRA 3 Station History". KCRA-TV. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2008.
  8. ^ "Where shopping comes first". Sacramento Bee. 2008-09-11. Retrieved January 5, 2009.[dead link]
  9. ^ Stanton, Sam (7 May 2020). "Exclusive: Nordstrom permanently closing Sacramento mall store as COVID-19 hammers economy". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
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