Barstow Mall

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Barstow Mall is a shopping mall in Barstow, California. It opened in 1975 with two anchor stores: Sears and Kmart.[1] The Kmart store was originally slated to be W. T. Grant, which withdrew from the mall plans due to the chain's filing for bankruptcy. This resulted in the mall being only the second in the country to have both a Kmart and a Sears in it. Ernest Hahn was the mall's developer.[2]

Kmart moved outside the mall in the early 1990s and its building was never re-tenanted.[3] The Sears building was later occupied by a Big Lots discount store, which closed in 2003.[4]

In August 2010, renovations began on the mall at the Sears end for conversion to office space.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two Stores Will Anchor Center". Los Angeles Times. 4 May 1975. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Kmart, Sears will anchor Barstow mall". The San Bernardino County Sun. April 1, 1975. p. B2. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  3. ^ Aupperlee, Aaron. "Developer to pump millions into Barstow Mall" (PDF). Desert Dispatch. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  4. ^ Moniz, Leo (2 December 2003). "Close-Out Retail Giant Big Lots to Close Barstow, Calif., Store". Victorville Daily Press. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
  5. ^ "Hodgdon-Miank Construction Begins Renovation of Barstow Mall and Tenant Improvements for New County Offices". 1888 Press Release. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 11 August 2010.