Dutch Square

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Dutch Square Mall
Dutch Square Mall Columbia, SC December 2017 (25756068277).jpg
Exterior view of Dutch Square, December 2017
LocationColumbia, South Carolina
Coordinates34°01′59″N 81°05′31″W / 34.033°N 81.092°W / 34.033; -81.092Coordinates: 34°01′59″N 81°05′31″W / 34.033°N 81.092°W / 34.033; -81.092
Address421 Bush River Road
Opening date1970
OwnerPhillips Edison & Co.
No. of stores and services41
Total retail floor area600,000 sq ft (56,000 m2).
No. of floors1

Dutch Square is an enclosed shopping mall located in the city of Columbia, South Carolina. Currently, it features more than forty stores and restaurants, as well an AMC movie theater. Its anchor stores are Burlington Coat Factory and Office Depot.

When it opened in 1970, the mall was advertised as the "largest mall in the Carolinas".[1] Dutch Square's management company filed for bankruptcy in 1993 after losing several anchors, but the mall experienced a revival when it was purchased by Phillips Edison in 1995.[2]

In 1997, Columbia annexed the mall property, thus bringing the tax revenues into the city.[3] Shortly after this event, the facility underwent a redevelopment by the owner adding 18,000 sq ft (1,700 m2).[4]

In late 2014, Belk announced it would shutter the Dutch Square location to focus on a new flagship location in the Columbia area.


  1. ^ Thomas, Maurice. "Dutch Square Looks For Good Times". The State. 2000-09-09. B6.
  2. ^ Holleman, Joey. "Cinema's light flickers on mall; Dutch Square reverses fortunes". The State. 1998-02-03. A1.
  3. ^ Hinshaw, Dawn (1997-05-31). "Dutch Square Annexed". The (Columbia, SC) State. Retrieved 2007-12-27.
  4. ^ "Developers To Sustain Recent Development Pace". Retail Traffic. 1998-01-01. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2007-12-28.

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