Carolina Mall

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Carolina Mall
Carolina Mall - Concord, NC (5858601783).jpg
Carolina Mall entrance, June 2011
Location Concord, North Carolina
Address 1480 North Concord Parkway
Opening date September 21, 1972
Developer North Hills, Inc.
Owner Hull Storey Gibson
No. of stores and services 50
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 550,000 sq ft (51,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors 1 (2 in Sears)

Carolina Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Concord, North Carolina. It is one of two shopping malls in the city, the other being Concord Mills. Opened in 1972, Carolina Mall features Belk, J. C. Penney, Sears, and Staples. It is managed by Hull Storey Gibson.


Construction began in 1968. The mall opened on September 21, 1972 with about 25 stores, including a Sears. It was built by North Hills, Inc.[2] J. C. Penney was added in 1987.[3] The addition of this store resulted in the closure of J. C. Penney stores in downtown Concord and in nearby Kannapolis.[4]

In 1998, several new stores opened, including American Eagle Outfitters, LensCrafters, a new Staples store, a new Sears store, and a food court.[5] These additions were part of a mall-wide renovation that also included the renovation of the Belk store and the expansion of J. C. Penney.[6]

A year later, Concord Mills opened. A 2004 article stated that this mall, which is more than twice the size of Carolina Mall, did not "overshadow" it due to Concord Mills featuring entertainment-oriented and outlet stores instead of traditional mall stores.[7] In April 2002, Carolina Mall was sold to Hull Storey Gibson.[8]


  1. ^ "Mall Renovations Complete". Hull Storey Gibson. 1 March 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Carolina Mall celebrates 15th birthday with facelift". The Charlotte Observer. 18 October 1987. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  3. ^ "As new malls rise, Concord mall to renovate". The Charlotte Observer. 9 October 1996. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Penney closing 2 stores for move". The Charlotte Observer. 4 October 1987. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  5. ^ "More Carolina Mall stores opening in coming weeks". The Charlotte Observer. 13 August 1998. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Merchants hope mall upgrade keeps shoppers in Concord". The Charlotte Observer. 1 December 1997. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Concord Mills, Carolina Mall serve different retail audiences". The Charlotte Observer. 8 July 2004. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Carolina Mall. (Charlotte: Concord).(sold to Hull Storey Retail Group Inc.)". Business North Carolina. 1 April 2002. Retrieved 18 October 2013.

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Coordinates: 35°26′25″N 80°36′13″W / 35.44028°N 80.60361°W / 35.44028; -80.60361