Euclid Square Mall

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Euclid Square Mall
Location Euclid, Ohio, United States
Opening date March 1977
Closing date September 19,[citation needed] 2016
Developer Jacobs, Visconsi, Jacobs
No. of stores and services 92+ at peak
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 1,096,400 square feet[citation needed]
No. of floors 1

Euclid Square Mall was a shopping mall in Euclid, Ohio, United States. It was opened in 1977 as a regional mall with two anchor stores: local chains Higbee's, and May Co. It had been a dead mall since the 1990s.

History[edit]

Euclid Square Mall was developed by Jacobs, Visconi & Jacobs; it opened in March 1977 on the site of a former Chase Brass & Copper Co. tubing mill.[1] Originally, the mall comprised more than ninety-two inline tenants, with May Co. and Higbee's as its anchor stores. Higbee's was acquired by Dillard's in 1992. May Co. was consolidated into another division of the parent company, Kaufmann's, a year later. The property at Euclid Square Mall also contains 5 outparcels which included a Toys "R" Us, Dollar Bank, Stop & Shop, Red Lobster a convenience plaza, and another bank. The Dollar Bank parcel was torn down in 2014. The other 4 outparcels are either vacant or functioning as storage facilities by the current owner.

In 1997, expansion plans were announced for a new Kaufmann's to open at Richmond Town Square, another nearby mall. These plans caused rumors that the Kaufmann's at Euclid Square would close,[2] and by 1998, the Kaufmann's at Euclid Square was closed.[1] By late 1997, Zamias Enterprises of Pennsylvania acquired Euclid Square Mall from its then-owners, Metropolitan Life Insurance.[3]

Northcenter Entrance

Under Zamias' ownership, several redevelopment plans were considered for the mall, including the possibility of converting it into a power center.[1] Occupancy at the mall began to drop before the mall was sold by Zamias. The Dillard's store was converted to Dillard's Outlet by 2002, the store's upper level was closed off.[4]

In early 2004, a collection of outlet vendors known as Outlets USA moved into the former Kaufmann's space. Outlets USA was shuttered in 2006, as the mall's owner thought that the outlet vendors were not "a good blend of merchants and tenants".[5]

A proposal was made in late 2006 to include the largely vacant mall property as part of a reconstruction of an abandoned industrial park located nearby.[5]

By July 2013 the building housed 24 churches.[6]

In September 2013 Dillard's Outlet closed when the store's lease ended.[7]

The city of Euclid ordered the mall closed in the autumn of 2016 "due to safety concerns".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Piorkowski, Jeff (1998-05-28). "Mall's future is subject of study". Sun News. Archived from the original on 2005-09-23. 
  2. ^ Piorkowski, Jeff (1997-09-11). "One mall's expansion cause for another's concern". Sun News. Archived from the original on 2005-12-07. 
  3. ^ Bullard, Stan (December 1997). "Pa. firm shopping for mall in Euclid". Crain's Cleveland Business. 
  4. ^ "Late News: Dillard's outlet store reduces size". Crain's Cleveland Business. August 2002. 
  5. ^ a b Piorkowski, Jeff (2006-12-21). "Wrecking ball may hit Euclid Square". Sun News. Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ O'Malley, Michael (2013-07-07). "Euclid Square Mall Now Home to Two Dozen Houses of Worship in Empty Storefronts". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  7. ^ Popik, Amy (2013-08-29). "Dillard's Outlet store to close in Euclid". The News-Herald. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 
  8. ^ Jarboe, Michelle (2017-05-03). "Euclid Square Mall, now dead, could be demolished for massive industrial project". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved 2017-05-04. 


Coordinates: 41°35′40″N 81°30′27″W / 41.594327°N 81.507461°W / 41.594327; -81.507461