Chico Marketplace

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Chico Marketplace
LocationChico, California, U.S.
Coordinates39°43′46″N 121°48′19″W / 39.729425°N 121.805284°W / 39.729425; -121.805284Coordinates: 39°43′46″N 121°48′19″W / 39.729425°N 121.805284°W / 39.729425; -121.805284
Address1950 E. 20th Street
Opening date1988
DeveloperJames J. Cordano[1]
OwnerCentennial Realty
No. of stores and services65+
No. of anchor tenants4 (2 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area528,397 square feet (49,089.7 m2)[2]
No. of floors1 (2 in J. C. Penney)
Parking2,607 spaces
Websitehttps://www.chicomall.com/

Chico Marketplace, formerly Chico Mall, is an enclosed shopping mall in Chico, California. Opened in 1988, it features J. C. Penney and Dick's Sporting Goods as its anchor stores.

History[edit]

The mall opened in 1988. Its original anchor stores were Troutman's Emporium, Gottschalks, Longs Drugs, and Sears. Longs Drugs was soon converted to a J. C. Penney store, which moved from North Valley Plaza. As a result, Longs moved its store to Paradise.[3] Upon opening, the mall had over 95 stores and cost more than $4 million to build.[4]

Following the bankruptcy and closing of the Troutman's store, it was converted to Dick's Sporting Goods in 2012.[5] Prior to this addition, original mall expansion plans instead called for demolishing the former Troutman's building, then home to a local furniture store, in favor of a new lifestyle center wing.[6]

After Gottschalks went out of business, its space became a Forever 21 store in 2009,[7] which closed in 2020 as part of a plan to close 111 stores nationwide.[8]

Sears, the last remaining original anchor store, announced on June 6, 2017, that it would close the Chico Mall store in September 2017 as part of a plan to close 72 stores nationwide.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Directory of Shopping Centers in the United States. National Research Bureau. 1990. p. 122.
  2. ^ "Leasing sheet" (PDF). Centennial Realty. Retrieved 8 September 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Mau, Sally (June 25, 2017). "News of our Past: Hamilton City wants its own high school". Chico ER. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ Urseny, Laura (August 4, 2013). "Biz Bits: Hard to believe Chico Mall is a quarter century young". Oroville MR. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ Urseny, Laura (August 23, 2012). "Dick's Sporting Goods to open in Chico Mall". Chico ER. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ Klein, Jenn (January 20, 2008). "Twitter Reddit Pinterest ... Home News 'Middle-aged' mall hopes to expand". Chico ER. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Some shoppers wait hours for Forever 21's grand opening". Chico ER. August 16, 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Forever 21 in Chico to close". Chico Enterprise-Record. 2019-11-16. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  9. ^ Urseny, Laura (June 7, 2017). "Sears will close Chico store in early September". Chico ER. Retrieved 7 September 2017.