Cielo Vista Mall

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Cielo Vista Mall
Location 8401 Gateway West Blvd., El Paso, Texas
Coordinates 31°46′54″N 106°23′28″W / 31.781593°N 106.390984°W / 31.781593; -106.390984
Opening date October 1974
Developer Simon Property Group
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 140
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,238,000 sq ft (115,000 m2)
No. of floors 2
Website Simon.com: Cielo Vista Mall

Cielo Vista Mall is a shopping mall in El Paso, Texas, 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 more than 140 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 1,238,000 square feet (115,000 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 (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 malls 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cielo Vista Information". Simon Malls. 
  2. ^ Comparison of leasing sheets from Bassett Place Mall [1], Sunland Park Mall [2] and Cielo Vista Mall [3].
  3. ^ International Council of Shopping Centers 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. 
  5. ^ Simon.com: Cielo Park Mall Leasing Information

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Coordinates: 31°46′54″N 106°23′28″W / 31.781593°N 106.390984°W / 31.781593; -106.390984