Concord Mills

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Concord Mills
Concord Mills entrance 6.jpeg
Entrance 6 to Concord Mills
LocationConcord, North Carolina, United States
CoordinatesCoordinates: 35°22′10.04″N 80°43′20.60″W / 35.3694556°N 80.7223889°W / 35.3694556; -80.7223889
Opening dateSeptember 9, 1999; 23 years ago (September 9, 1999)
DeveloperMills Corporation
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group (59.3%)[1]
No. of stores and services200[2]
No. of anchor tenants19 (18 open, 1 vacant by 2020)
Total retail floor area1,362,404 square feet (126,571 m2)[1][3]
No. of floors1
2010 aerial photograph of Concord Mills

Concord Mills is a shopping mall located in Concord, North Carolina. The mall is in Cabarrus County, just a few hundred feet from the Mecklenburg County border and Charlotte city limits, and about 12 miles (19 km) from Uptown Charlotte. It is one of two malls in Concord, the other being Carolina Mall.

The mall is a single-floor oval building with a floor area of 1,362,404 square feet (126,571 m2).[3] Inside, a single main hallway runs around the building in an O shape, with stores along either side. A single circuit of the main hallway is about 0.85 miles (1.37 km). Formerly operated by the Mills Corporation, it is now managed by Simon Property Group, who owns 59.3% of it. It is North Carolina's largest single-site tourist attraction, attracting 17.6 million visitors in 2005.[2] The mall is located about a mile from Charlotte Motor Speedway.


On August 21, 2000 on a construction site near Concord Mills, a natural gas pipeline ruptured sending flames to heights of about 100 feet (30 m).[4] As a result of the explosion, law enforcement officials closed local roads around the mall and Interstate 85 around rush hour (4 p.m.); the roads were reopened one hour later after the situation was contained. The event received national network television coverage and news helicopters provided much of the video shown on national television.

In March 2019, a man was shot by an 18 year old male inside the AMC theater after a dispute over seating. This incident lead to yet another panic which resulted in a total evacuation. The suspect was arrested the following day and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and intent to kill.[5]

In December 2019, a 13 year old girl was struck and killed by a stray bullet after she attempted to escape a fight between a group of teenage males. Two other teenagers were also shot but did not receive life threatening injuries. In an unrelated case, the girl's cousin was himself murdered earlier the same hour.[6] One of the suspects in the shooting was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and felony riot on the Wednesday morning following the attack.[7] Two days later, Police announced they had arrested another suspect. This was the first instance of murder on mall property.[8]

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  1. ^ a b "Do Business at Concord Mills®, a Simon Property". Retrieved 2021-11-07.
  2. ^ a b London, Ashley M. (2006-04-21). "Concord Mills keeps rolling as parent struggles". Charlotte Business Journal. American City Business Journals. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  3. ^ a b "Ann Taylor Factory opens at Concord Mills mall". Charlotte Business Journal. American City Business Journals. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2008-06-30.
  4. ^ "Construction explosion rattles mall|". August 21, 2000. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
  5. ^ "18-year-old charged after man shot inside Concord Mills movie theater mall|". March 26, 2019. Retrieved 2015-06-17.
  6. ^ "Girl Fatally Shot Outside North Carolina Mall Within Same Hour That Her Cousin Was Killed Miles Away|". January 2, 2020. Retrieved 2020-01-10.
  7. ^ "18-YEAR-OLD CHARGED IN CONCORD MILLS MALL SHOOTING THAT KILLED 13-YEAR-OLD GIRL|". January 10, 2020. Retrieved 2020-01-01.
  8. ^ "Second teen charged with murder after 13-year-old girl killed in shooting at Concord Mills Mall|". January 2, 2020. Retrieved 2020-01-10.

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