Dayton Mall

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Dayton Mall
Location Miami Township
Opening date 1970
Owner WP Glimcher
No. of stores and services 175
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 1,416,846 sq.ft
No. of floors 2

Dayton Mall is a mall in Montgomery County, Ohio. The shopping center is located in Miami Township, between the suburbs of Centerville and Miamisburg. Lying ten miles (16 km) south of downtown Dayton, the mall has attracted millions of visitors since its grand opening in 1970. The mall is located just north of the junction of Interstate 75 and Interstate 675. Dayton Mall is owned by WP Glimcher, a Columbus-based firm, who acquired the complex in 1997. The company also owns the nearby The Mall at Fairfield Commons.


Dayton Mall's official grand opening was held in 1970, although some stores were already in operation at the time, such as Rike's, Hickory Farms of Ohio and the single-screen Dayton Mall Cinema. Originally there were three anchor stores: Rike's, Sears, and J.C. Penney. There was also a J.G. McCrory 5 and 10, Liberal supermarket and three outparcel tire and auto service centers. The mall also had a carousel, which was later removed.[citation needed]

The one million-plus square foot, bi-level shopping center held the distinction of being the largest in southwestern Ohio for many years. Several more stores were added when Dayton Mall underwent two major renovations of its existing structure in 1984 and 1995-1996. In the first renovation, the interior of the east and west concourses was remodeled, as was the two-level main entrance. The central atrium area was also improved with a food court installed on its mezzanine.

Later, in the mid-1990s, a fourth anchor store was added, in front of what had been the main entrance. It was occupied by J. C. Penney, which moved from its former location at the west end of the mall. The original Penney became a Cincinnati-based McAlpin's in 1996 and a Dayton-based Elder-Beerman in 1998. After these renovations were completed, the Dayton Mall had nearly 150 retailers under one roof.[1]

Changes in the retail industry over the past 20 years left an impression at the shopping center. Rike's, owned by Federated Department Stores, was placed under the Shillito Rikes nameplate in 1982. The store changed nameplates again in 1986 to Lazarus. The store fully adopted the Macy's name in 2005.

The Greene Town Center, a retail and entertainment complex, opened in Beavercreek, Ohio in August 2006, forcing the Dayton Mall and The Mall at Fairfield Commons to extend the properties to attract more visitors. A 97,000-square-foot (9,000 m2), open-air, "lifestyle component" was added in the Dayton Mall's north parking lot, along Ohio 725. Known as The Village At Dayton Mall, it added twenty-five tenants to store directory and was dedicated in early 2007. With the completion of this addition, Dayton mall encompassed 1,300,306 leasable square feet.[2]

In 2012, the DSW store moved to a space in the "life-style" area of the mall formerly held by Borders Book Stores. In April 2012, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would occupy the space held formerly by DSW and f.y.e. in the Dayton Mall adding another major tenant to the Dayton Mall and boosting the mall's occupency rate above 95 percent.[3] [4]

In November 2014, Doppelganger Laboratories opened a store in the Dayton Mall employing a Shapify Booth, manufactured by Luxembourg's Artec Group. The booth takes a 3D scan of a person, then 3D prints a lifelike, full-color miniature figurine of the person. This was the first retail use of the booth in the United States.[5][6]

Linens & More for Less opened at the mall in 2010, taking space formerly occupied by Linens 'n Things.[7] Linens & More for Less closed in November 2012; its space was taken over in May 2013 by hhgregg, which relocated from Miamisburg.[8] On April 7, 2017, hhgregg announced that the entire chain was going out of business.[9]

North side of the Dayton Mall

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Mall Information". Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  2. ^ "Lifestyle Expansion". Retrieved 2009-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Dick's Expansion in Dayton Mall". Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Dicks Sporting Goods moves to Dayton Mall". Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  5. ^ Fisher, Mark (November 10, 2014). "New Dayton Mall retailer to offer 3D body scan, ‘Doppelganger’ figurines". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dayton Mall Offers First 3D Selfies to Shoppers". SYS-CON Media. November 17, 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
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  8. ^ Fisher, Mark (April 3, 2013). "h.h. gregg to close Miamisburg store, relocate in Dayton Mall". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ Levi, Maytal (April 8, 2017). "Electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business". WDTN. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 

Coordinates: 39°38′02″N 84°13′14″W / 39.63395°N 84.22060°W / 39.63395; -84.22060