Cielo Vista Mall

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Cielo Vista Mall
LocationEl Paso, Texas, United States
Coordinates31°46′54″N 106°23′28″W / 31.781593°N 106.390984°W / 31.781593; -106.390984Coordinates: 31°46′54″N 106°23′28″W / 31.781593°N 106.390984°W / 31.781593; -106.390984
Address8401 Gateway West Blvd.
Opening dateOctober 1974
DeveloperSimon Property Group
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services134
No. of anchor tenants5
Total retail floor area1,245,292 sq ft (115,691.4 m2)
No. of floors2 (3 in Dillard's West)

Cielo Vista Mall is a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, United States, owned and operated by Simon Property Group. It is located on El Paso's east side, at Interstate 10 and Hawkins Blvd., and features five anchor stores operating under four brand names, and 134 specialty stores.[1] It is the largest of the three malls in the metro area; its sister Simon property, Sunland Park Mall, is second.[2]

With a gross leasable area of 1,245,292 square feet (115,691.4 m2), the mall is classified as a super-regional mall by the International Council of Shopping Centers.[3]


Cielo Vista Mall opened in October 1974 with JCPenney and Montgomery Ward (demolished and rebuilt in 2002 as Foley's, now Macy's) followed by Rhodes (Now Dillard's North) a few years later. In 1978, Joske's opened on west end of the mall and later became Dillard's West in 1987. The mall's north west end expanded and Sears opened in newly added space in 1982. A parking lot structure was built on top of a small reservoir to expand the parking lot was also added about this time. Cielo Vista Mall has undergone some renovations over the years including 1982, 1993 and in 2005 being the most recent. During the 1993 and 2005 renovations most of the mall's large elaborate fountain pools and interior landscaping were removed to make room for kiosk vendors. All of the large wrap around staircases found throughout the mall were also removed in the 2005 renovation.[4] It is approximately 10 miles (16 km) from downtown El Paso, and about five miles (8 km) from the border with Mexico. Simon claims that the mall has 10 million "shopper visits" per year.[5]

A mass shooting occurred at a Walmart next to the mall on August 3, 2019. With 22 killed, it is one of the deadliest shootings in El Paso and American history.[6]


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  1. ^ "Cielo Vista Information". Simon Malls. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  2. ^ Comparison of leasing sheets from Bassett Place Mall [1] Archived 2007-06-27 at the Wayback Machine, Sunland Park Mall [2] Archived 2006-10-25 at the Wayback Machine and Cielo Vista Mall [3] Archived 2006-10-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ International Council of Shopping Centers Archived March 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine Shopping Center Definitions. Information Accurate as of 2004. Retrieved Feb 20, 2007.
  4. ^ "Cielo Vista Mall gets face lift". El Paso Times. 2005-02-04.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Cielo Park Mall Leasing Information
  6. ^ "El Paso mall shooting: Multiple people dead, suspect in custody, police say". NBC News. Retrieved August 3, 2019.

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