Independence Mall (North Carolina)
|Location||Wilmington, North Carolina, USA|
|Address||3500 Oleander Dr
Wilmington, North Carolina
|No. of stores and services||142|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||997,525 square feet (92,673.1 m2)(GLA)|
|No. of floors||1 main floor
Belk, Sears, and Dillard's have 2
Independence Mall (formerly Westfield Independence) is the only enclosed shopping mall in Wilmington, North Carolina. It opened in 1979 with anchor stores Belk-Beery (now Belk), JCPenney, and Sears. A later expansion added a new wing and Dillard's store to the center after Westfield Group purchased the mall. The mall is located on Oleander Drive (U.S. 76) and Independence Blvd east of downtown Wilmington. The mall has a food court and no longer features a carousel.
In October 2014, a $110 million loan on Independence Mall went into default after payments were overdue for more than a month. As of July 2016, a foreclosure auction date had been set for later that month, however the date has continuously been moved in efforts to continue discussions with the loan borrower, Centro Independence LLC.  A property appraisal done in December 2015 valued the mall at only $61 million.
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- Hoyle, Amanda (2016). "New foreclosure date set for Wilmington's Independence Mall — again". Triangle Business Journal. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
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