Coronado Center

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Coronado Center
Coronado Center Albuquerque northwest entrance.jpg
Northwest entrance
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Opening date March 1965; 53 years ago (1965-03)
Developer Homart Development Company
Management Brookfield Properties Retail Group
Owner Brookfield Properties Retail Group
No. of stores and services 150
No. of anchor tenants 5 (4 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area 1,154,000 square feet (107,200 m2)
No. of floors 1-2
Parking 5,000 spaces
Website www.coronadocenter.com/en.html

Coronado Center is a split 1-level and 2-level super-regional enclosed shopping mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Coronado is one of 4 malls located in the Albuquerque area.

Background[edit]

Coronado Center opened in March 1965 as an open-air mall, and was developed by Homart Development Company, the mall-building subsidiary of Sears.[1] It was remodeled in 1975-1976 (when it became an enclosed mall), 1984, 1992, and 1995. The mall is the largest in the state of New Mexico with 150 stores and is anchored by Macy's, JCPenney, Sears, Kohl's, and Dick's Sporting Goods.

Anchor history[edit]

Inside Coronado Center, 2014

When Coronado Center first opened in 1965, the mall's original anchor tenants included Sears ( Reducing store size in half 2016 ) and Rhodes Brothers. In 1974, Rhodes Brothers was re-branded as Liberty House. In the mall's 1975-1976 expansion, two new anchor stores (Goldwater's and The Broadway) were added, and in 1984 a fifth anchor store (Sanger-Harris) was added. In the late 1970s, Liberty House closed and was replaced by Mervyn's shortly afterward. Goldwater's closed in 1986, but later reopened as May D&F in 1989. Sanger-Harris was re-branded as Foley's in 1987, but in 1988, Foley's closed this location.

In 1990, JCPenney opened at the former Sanger-Harris/Foley's store area. May D&F was re-branded as Foley's in 1993, signifying Foley's return to the mall. The Broadway was re-branded as Macy's in 1996.

In 2006, Foley's was rebranded as Macy's, and Macy's vacated the former The Broadway store area, which has now been taken over by Gordmans upstairs and Dick's Sporting Goods downstairs. Mervyn's closed all stores due to bankruptcy in 2008, and the store area was remodeled for Kohl's, which opened in 2010.

In 2014, parts of the mall were remodeled in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the mall and the opening of an H&M store.

On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 142 stores nationwide.[2]

Legal history[edit]

In 1999, Coronado Center was among the three New Mexico shopping malls, with the two others being Winrock Center and Cottonwood Mall, involved in a free speech lawsuit. Their policies on activity regulation were challenged by the SouthWest Organizing Project and ACLU after protesters attempted to hand out leaflets at the malls.[3] This case was dismissed. The 1972 case Lloyd Corp. v. Tanner states that shopping malls may limit speech activities (such as distribution of pamphlets) on premises.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sears Will Open 41 New Stores". Evening Independent. March 31, 1965. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  2. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/10/15/sears-holdings-bankruptcy-store-closures/1645971002/
  3. ^ "Shopping Centers Today". 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  4. ^ "FindLaw's United States Supreme Court case and opinions". Findlaw. Retrieved 2018-03-09.

Coordinates: 35°06′25.5″N 106°34′21″W / 35.107083°N 106.57250°W / 35.107083; -106.57250