Columbia Center Mall

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Columbia Center Mall
Columbia Center Kennewick Washington July 2013.JPG
Columbia Center in Kennewick, Washington
LocationKennewick, Washington, United States
Coordinates46°13′33.77″N 119°13′37.44″W / 46.2260472°N 119.2270667°W / 46.2260472; -119.2270667Coordinates: 46°13′33.77″N 119°13′37.44″W / 46.2260472°N 119.2270667°W / 46.2260472; -119.2270667
Opening date1969
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services122
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area795,305 sq ft (73,886.3 m2)[1]
Websitewww.simon.com/mall/columbia-center

Columbia Center Mall is a shopping mall located in northwestern Kennewick, Washington, owned by Simon Property Group. It is the largest mall in southeastern Washington, with Macy's (Originally The Bon Marché), and JCPenney as its anchors.[2] It opened in 1969,[3] and has undergone two major renovations. In 1988, the expansion opened anchors Sears[4] and Lamonts (later Gottschalks, The Bon Marché Men's and Children's, now Macy's Men's and Children's).[5] The second in 1997 on the site of a former Pay 'n Save, brought Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, plus a renovated eight-screen Regal Cinemas (Columbia Center 8), which closed in July 2018, and was demolished for a Dick's Sporting Goods that opened in Fall 2019.[6]

On December 28, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 80 stores nationwide. The store closed in March 2019.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reserved., Simon Property Group, L.P. and/or Its Affiliates (NYSE: SPG), © Copyright 1999-2016. All Rights. "Do Business at Columbia Center, a Simon Property". Business.simon.com. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Simon Malls: More Choices: Columbia Center Gift Cards". Web.archive.org. 9 March 2006. Archived from the original on March 9, 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  3. ^ Findlay, John M.; Hevly, Bruce (2011). "The Atomic City of the West: Richland and the Tri-Cities". Atomic Frontier Days: Hanford and the American West. Emil and Kathleen Sick Series in Western History and Biography. Seattle: University of Washington Press. p. 131. ISBN 978-0-295-80298-5. LCCN 2011004808. OCLC 820530076. Kennewick also grew by becoming the leading retailer of the Tri-Cities with the completion of the Columbia Center shopping mall in 1969.
  4. ^ "Sears Kennewick Store". Sears.
  5. ^ "Macy's Men's/Children's - Columbia Center". Flickr.
  6. ^ "Regal Columbia Center 8". cinematreasures.org.
  7. ^ Thomas, Lauren (2018-12-28). "Sears is closing 80 more stores in March, faces possible liquidation". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-12-28.

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