Carolina Place Mall
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|Location||Pineville, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Address||11025 Carolina Place Parkway|
|Owner||General Growth Properties|
|No. of stores and services||133|
|No. of anchor tenants||5|
|Total retail floor area||1.2 million square feet
|No. of floors||2|
Carolina Place Mall is a shopping mall located in Pineville, North Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte. The 1,200,000-square-foot (110,000 m2)(GLA) mall, in the shape of a curve, is anchored by Sears, Belk, JCPenney, Dillard's, and Macy's - closing Spring 2017.
Carolina Place Mall was planned over 30 years before it opening in 1991, as the original location of SouthPark Mall. The Belk and Ivey's families bought the land for $8.5 million, but decided it was too far away from town. Ivey's eventually sold all the land to Belk after SouthPark was built, and in the mid 1980s the planning of Carolina Place, as it is known today, began.
The mall opened in 1991 with four anchor stores, Belk, Dillard's (Ivey's had just been bought out by Dillard's), J.C. Penney and Sears. Several years previously, Belk closed its 75+ year-old store in uptown Charlotte, and JC Penney closed its 35-year-old store at Park Road Shopping Center. There were two more anchor pads available, one for Rich's and the other for Miller & Rhoads. However, neither of these stores joined the mall. In 1993, Hecht's (now Macy's) opened its doors as the 5th anchor store to the mall, making Carolina Place Mall the only mall in the region with 5 department store anchors at that time.
Today it is a super-regional center. Its proximity to South Carolina draws many shoppers from that state. The mall is managed by General Growth Properties. Barnes & Noble, REI, and Harper's Restaurant joined the mall on its sixth anchor pad in an outdoor portion slated in August 2006. In 2006, Hecht's was replaced by Macy's.
The second Charlotte area H&M opened its doors to the public on February 27, 2014. Macy's will close in early 2017, following a sale to developer General Growth Properties, in an effort to improve profitability by reducing its brick-and-mortar footprint.
- Belk (173,580 sq. ft.)
- Dillard's (175,326 sq. ft.)
- Sears (157,752 sq. ft.)
- JCPenney (119,652 sq. ft.)
- Macy's (147,192 sq. ft.) - Closing Spring 2017
- "H&M opens in Carolina Place mall". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
- "Macy's to close at Carolina Place Mall after the holidays". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
- "Carolina Place Mall Site Plan" (PDF). General Growth Properties. Retrieved 2014-08-07.