Findlay Village Mall

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Findlay Village Mall
Findlay mall.jpg
Interior of Findlay Village Mall, March 2014
Coordinates41°03′17″N 83°36′50″W / 41.054694°N 83.613888°W / 41.054694; -83.613888Coordinates: 41°03′17″N 83°36′50″W / 41.054694°N 83.613888°W / 41.054694; -83.613888
Address1800 Tiffin Avenue
Opening date1962
DeveloperEdward J. DeBartolo, Sr.
OwnerJ. J. Gumberg[1]
No. of stores and services50+
No. of anchor tenants6 (4 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area537,319 sq ft (49,918.6 m2)[2]
No. of floors1

Findlay Village Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Findlay, Ohio. Opened in 1962, it features Big R, TJ Maxx, Dunham's Sports, and Best Buy.

History[edit]

Developed by prolific mall builder Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr., the mall opened in 1962 as Fort Findlay Village Shopping Center, featuring Britt's (later Kmart) and J. C. Penney, followed by Sears.[3] Originally an outdoor mall, it was enclosed in the 1970s. The mall expanded from 334,000 square feet to over 525,000 square feet in 1990,[4][5] adding a new Kmart and JCPenney store along with Elder-Beerman.

Kmart closed in 2003.[6] A year later, the space was divided between TJ Maxx and Best Buy.[7] A movie theater at the mall closed in 2010.[4] In 2014, Sears announced that its store at the mall would close by April.[8] In October 2016, it was announced Big R would fill the Sears vacancy in 2017. On March 17, 2017, JCPenney announced they would be closing the Findlay store.[9] Elder-Beerman closed in August, 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "J.J. GUMBERG CO. Company Information".
  2. ^ "Findlay Village Mall". J J Gumberg. Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  3. ^ (14 February 1963). Sears to Construct Store At Findlay, The Toledo Blade
  4. ^ a b Wiley Wolf, Jeannie (11 June 2012). "Celebrating Findlay's Centennial" (PDF). Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  5. ^ (14 June 1988). Mall project OK'd, Toledo Blade
  6. ^ Chavez, Jon (15 January 2003). "Customers blue about closings". The Toledo Blade. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  7. ^ "TJ Maxx and Best Buy to open in Findlay this fall" (PDF). The Pulse. 15 April 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Sears store at Findlay Village Mall to close in April". Review-Times. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  9. ^ "JCPenney closing Findlay Mall store". The Courier. March 18, 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

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