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Eastridge Center
Eastridge Mall entrance.jpg
The upper portion of one of the entrances at Eastridge.
LocationSan Jose, California
Address2200 Eastridge Loop
Opening dateMay 17, 1971; 49 years ago (1971-05-17)
DeveloperBayshore Properties (Taubman Centers)/ Homart Development Company
ManagementPacific Retail
OwnerPacific Retail
No. of stores and services104
No. of anchor tenants4 (2 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,400,000 square feet (130,064.3 m2)
No. of floors2 (3 in Macy's)
Websiteeastridgecenter.com

Eastridge Center (also called Eastridge Mall) is an enclosed shopping mall in eastern San Jose, California. It is a two-level mall. Eastridge Center is in between Tully Road, East Capitol Expressway, and Quimby Road. It is accessible from nearby U.S. Highway 101 via Tully Road. Anchor stores are J. C. Penney and Macy's.

The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority operates the Eastridge Transit Center bus station on the side of the property near County Route G21 (known locally as the Capitol Expressway). The mall is across Tully Road from Reid-Hillview Airport and was built under the approach corridor to both of the airport's runways. Other nearby landmarks include Lake Cunningham and the Raging Waters San Jose water park.

History[edit]

The mall opened on May 17, 1971, with the original anchors of Macy's, Liberty House, J. C. Penney, Joseph Magnin Co., and Sears. Eastridge Center was the largest enclosed shopping mall in the Western United States. Emporium-Capwell replaced Liberty House when the chain pulled out of California. After Macy's bought Emporium-Capwell, the store was closed. It sat vacant until the 2005 remodel when it was demolished.

A scene from Robert Redford's The Candidate (1972) was filmed at the mall, as were several scenes of Logan's Run (1976).[citation needed]

In 1993, the Spillman Engineering 3 Abroad carousel, made c.1920 by Allan Herschell Company was restored and placed in the mall.[1] The carousel has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 2000.[1]

In February 2012, two teenage boys were stabbed and left in critical condition at the mall, which led to J. C. Penney and Macy's closing temporarily.[2][3] In the wake of the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting, a mysterious package was thrown into an AMC theater at Eastridge during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises, which led to an evacuation of the theater.[4] On July 20, 2012, a fire broke out near the mall at a homeless encampment in a 100-by-100 ft area, but was extinguished before the fire could reach any buildings.[5]

On January 15, 2016, a joint adventure between Pacific Retail Growth Partners and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners acquired the mall from GGP for $225 million, excluding the Sears and Macy's stores. The new owners announced that they will invest approximately $15 million to upgrade the mall.[6][7] In March 2017, a renovation of the mall was announced.[8]

In December 2017, it was announced that Barnes & Noble would close its store in the mall in January 2018.[9] On November 7, 2019, it was announced that Sears would be closing this location a part of a plan to close 96 stores nationwide. The store closed on February 2, 2020.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Form 10-900, National Register oil Historic Places, Registration Form". United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service. 2000. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  2. ^ MELVIN, JOSHUA (February 19, 2012). "San Jose: Eastridge Mall stabbing victims now expected to survive". The Mercury News.
  3. ^ "Two People Stabbed at Eastridge Mall". NBC Bay Area. February 19, 2012.
  4. ^ Gomez, Maria (July 24, 2012). "San Jose: Package thrown into 'Dark Knight' showing prompts Eastridge theaters evacuation". The Mercury News.
  5. ^ DE BENEDETTI, CHRIS (July 21, 2012). "San Jose firefighters extinguish small grass fire near Eastridge Mall". East Bay Times.
  6. ^ "Pacific Retail Capital Partners and Silverpeak Real Estate Partners Acquire 1.4 Million-Square-Foot Eastridge Mall in San Jose" (Press release). Pacific Retail. January 15, 2016.
  7. ^ Donato-Weinstein, Nathan (January 29, 2016). "Here's the actual price that San Jose's Eastridge Mall fetched". American City Business Journals.
  8. ^ Bitters, Janice (March 1, 2017). "Exclusive: San Jose Eastridge Shopping Center to get multimillion-dollar revamp, updated food court and new retailers". American City Business Journals.
  9. ^ SEIPEL, TRACY (December 6, 2017). "Another Bay Area Barnes & Noble bites the dust". The Mercury News.
  10. ^ Tyko, Kelly; Bomey, Nathan (November 7, 2019). "Sears and Kmart store closings: 51 Sears, 45 Kmart locations to shutter. See the list". USA Today. Retrieved November 7, 2019.

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Coordinates: 37°19′31″N 121°48′51″W / 37.325328°N 121.814089°W / 37.325328; -121.814089