Circle Centre

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2006 photo of the south side of Circle Centre, by the now closed Nordstrom

Circle Centre is a large indoor shopping mall located in downtown Indianapolis. Circle Centre was opened to the public on September 8, 1995, adjoining Simon corporate headquarters, and incorporating existing downtown structures such as the former L. S. Ayres flagship store, which was used to house a Parisian location, later converted to Carson Pirie Scott.

The mall consists of over 100 stores on four levels with a gross leasable area of 786,000 square feet (73,000 m2), and is anchored by three-level empty anchor space and Carson Pirie Scott stores. A Carson's home store of 15,000 square feet (1,400 m2) was added in 2007. [1] The third level features a food court. The fourth level was formerly devoted to entertainment such as a brewery, other over-21 attractions, and a GameWorks Studios arcade (now known as Tilt). It currently contains a nine-screen United Artists movie theater.

Interior of Circle Centre, third floor

The mall occupies four buildings joined by a glass dome called the Artsgarden, which is owned and operated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis.

Nine hotels connect to Circle Centre Mall via covered skywalks: Omni Severin Hotel, Canterbury Hotel, The Conrad, Embassy Suites, Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Westin, Crowne Plaza, and JW Marriott.[2]

On May 26, 2011, Nordstrom announced that they will be closing this store location due to declining business at Downtown site. The remaining location on the north side of the city at the Fashion Mall at Keystone as well as the future Nordstrom Rack store in the Rivers Edge Shopping Center, also on the north side, will remain as the only two locations in the state. Erik Nordstrom, president of stores at Nordstrom stated, "We've enjoyed serving our customers in downtown Indianapolis, but unfortunately our business has declined over the long term for some time and despite our efforts to turn things around we don't see the outlook significantly changing."[3]

On September 29, 2014, the Indianapolis Star moved its newspaper operations into part of the space vacated by Nordstrom.[4] The Star had been at 307 North Pennsylvania Street for 107 years.[5]


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Coordinates: 39°45′59″N 86°9′34″W / 39.76639°N 86.15944°W / 39.76639; -86.15944