Castleton Square

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Castleton Square Mall
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana, United States
Opening dateSeptember 1972
DeveloperSimon Property Group
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services128
No. of anchor tenants5
Total retail floor area1,261,000 sq ft (117,200 m2)
No. of floors1 (2 in Dicks Sporting Goods and JCPenney, 3 in Macy's; Forever 21 has a mezzanine)
Websitesimon.com/mall/castleton-square

Castleton Square Mall is the largest mall in the U.S. state of Indiana.[1] Built by Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr., in 1972, it is located in northeastern Indianapolis and owned by Simon Property Group. The largest stores are Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Macy's and Von Maur. A large area in front of Dick's Sporting Goods contains a large children's play area and a food court.

History[edit]

Riding off of the success of Lafayette Square Mall on the city's northwest side, DeBartolo planned two additional, similar malls in Indianapolis, one of which was Castleton Square. Ground was broken for the mall in 1970 and it opened in September 1972 with four anchors.

At that time, there was very little development in Castleton. However, in the years that followed, tremendous growth quickly sprang up on all sides adjacent to the mall, most of it retail with some residential apartment complexes and office buildings mixed in. By the early 1990s, the entire Castleton corridor was nearly completely built up.

Construction was begun in 1990 for a fifth anchor on the south side of the mall. L. S. Ayres opened its Castleton Square location in 1992, and a sixth anchor and food court was added in 1999. The mall underwent an extensive renovation the following year.

In 2006 the L. S Ayres store and parking garage were demolished to make room for an AMC Theater, Borders, and several outdoor retail businesses.

In 2012, the mall expanded both Finish Line and H&M, introduced Off Broadway Shoes to the Sears wing, and moved Forever 21 into the former Borders space out front.

On May 31, 2018, it was announced that the Sears store would close in September 2018, along with 62 others across the country.[2][3].

In 2018, Macy's revealed that Castleton Square was one of their Growth 50 stores, meaning it would receive new lighting, flooring, paint, and fixtures, as well as renovated fitting rooms and restrooms, virtual reality technology, additional staff, and selections unique to Indianapolis.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Castleton Square". Simon Malls. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  2. ^ Smith, Aaron. "Is your Sears or Kmart closing? Check the list". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  3. ^ "Sears to close sole Indianapolis location".
  4. ^ Kapner, Suzanne. "Macy's Radical Plan to Save Itself: Shrink". WSJ. Retrieved 2018-11-13.

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Coordinates: 39°54′32″N 86°03′54″W / 39.90889°N 86.06500°W / 39.90889; -86.06500