Grand Central Mall

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Grand Central Mall
Grand Central Mall (11539981753).jpg
Grand Central Mall entrance, July 2013
Location Vienna, West Virginia, United States
Coordinates 39°18′4″N 81°33′9″W / 39.30111°N 81.55250°W / 39.30111; -81.55250Coordinates: 39°18′4″N 81°33′9″W / 39.30111°N 81.55250°W / 39.30111; -81.55250
Opening date 1972
Developer Eugene Lebowitz[1]
Owner WP Glimcher
No. of stores and services 90
No. of anchor tenants 5 (4 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area 908,238 square feet (84,378.1 m2)
No. of floors 1

Grand Central Mall is a 908,238-square-foot (84,378.1 m2) regional shopping mall in Vienna, West Virginia, near the larger city of Parkersburg. The mall opened in 1972 and is the only enclosed mall within thirty-five miles of its region. It features more than ninety tenants, including a food court, a movie theater and four anchor stores: Belk, JCPenney, Sears, and Dunham's Sports which opened in November 2009. The mall is owned by WP Glimcher.


Grand Central Mall opened in 1972 as the only enclosed mall within the Mid-Ohio Valley region.[2] At the time, the mall included The Diamond (a branch of the Associated Dry Goods chain), JCPenney, Sears, and a G.C. Murphy dime store among its anchors. The Diamond closed in 1983 and was later converted to Stone & Thomas, which in turn became Elder-Beerman after the Stone & Thomas chain was acquired in 1998. Phar-Mor, a discount pharmacy chain, was later added to the mall.

Glimcher Realty Trust acquired the mall in 1993.[2] Three years later, the company invested in an $8 million expansion, which brought a food court and a new movie theater.[2] Phase 2 of the expansion comprised a Proffitt's (now Belk) anchor store, which was also added to Glimcher's Morgantown Mall in Morgantown, West Virginia the same year. These two stores were the first Proffitt's stores in West Virginia.[3] Phar-Mor closed in 2002 and eventually became Steve & Barry's.

Steve & Barry's, a former anchor store, closed in September 2008, along with all other Steve & Barry's stores.[4] The space is now occupied by Dunham's Sports.

On November 28, 2017, it was announced that Elder-Beerman would be closing on January 31, 2018.[5] A 20,000 square foot portion of the store will be converted to the first H&M store in West Virginia.[6]


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