Irving Mall

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Irving Mall
The irving mall.jpg
Irving Mall, November 2020
LocationIrving, Texas, United States
Coordinates32°50′23″N 96°59′47″W / 32.83972°N 96.99639°W / 32.83972; -96.99639Coordinates: 32°50′23″N 96°59′47″W / 32.83972°N 96.99639°W / 32.83972; -96.99639
Address3880 Irving Mall
Opening dateAugust 4, 1971; 51 years ago (August 4, 1971)
DeveloperMelvin Simon and Associates
ManagementWashington Prime Group
OwnerWashington Prime Group
No. of stores and services105[1]
No. of anchor tenants5 (4 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,050,000 sq ft (98,000 m2)[2]
No. of floors2 (1 in former Sears, 3 in Macy's)
Websiteshopirvingmall.com

Irving Mall is an enclosed American shopping mall located in Irving, Texas, at the intersection of Texas State Highway 183 (Airport Freeway) and Belt Line Road. It has over 80 stores, including four anchor tenants as of November 29, 2020, plus a food court with the only international restaurant being Subway.[3]

It is under ownership of Washington Prime Group. On Sunday, June 13, 2021, Washington Prime Group, which owns Irving Mall, filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.[4]

History[edit]

The mall opened with Titche-Goettinger, JCPenney, and Sears [5] JCPenney was closed as part of 44 underperforming stores and closed in 2001. [6]

The mall received a renovation in 1984 adding the west wing of the mall along with two new anchors, Dillard's and Mervyn's[7] and a new food court. The General Cinema, which opened in 1971 would later expand to 7 screens in the same year.[8]

In 1999, General Cinema moved to a spot where a former Wilson's Catalog Showroom[9] used to be. In the same year as part of Irving Mall's redevelopment, Barnes & Noble also opened in the former General Cinema 1–3. Barnes & Noble closed in 2012[10] and is now a Shoppers World.

In 2002, AMC took over the former General Cinema at the mall, it was renovated in 2013.[11]

Current anchors include Macy's, Dillard's Clearance Center, Burlington Coat Factory, and La Vida Fashion and Home Decor.[12]

In 2014, the mall was spun off into Washington Prime Group [13]

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Irving Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties.[14]

On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 142 stores nationwide. The store closed in early January and currently sits vacant [15]

Shootings[edit]

The first shooting happened in 1990 where Tom Broom, who killed a man named Eddie Edwards who was chasing his girlfriend in the parking lot and shooting her with a .38-caliber revolver. Broom stopped the man by shooting him with a Ruger .44-caliber Magnum pistol in the head twice, killing him. [16] The mall's most known shooting was in 1993 when 2 gangs got in a fight, with one person shooting 2 people and killing an innocent bystander, Kevin Reuss Bacon. The 2 others were in critical condition. [17]

Current anchors[edit]

Former Anchors[edit]

Sears (opened in 1971, closed 2019[21])

JCPenney (opened in 1971, closed 2001)

Titche-Goettinger (opened in 1971, merged with Joske's, closed 1979) [22]

Joske's (opened 1979, closed 1987 after merging with Dillard's)[23]

Foley's (opened 1989,[24] was acquired by Macy's)

Mervyn's (opened 1983, closed 2006)

Transportation[edit]

DART Route 231 goes by it on Belt Line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irving Mall Stores". Simon Property Group. Archived from the original on November 13, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2012.
  2. ^ Halkias, Maria (December 26, 2012). "Barnes & Noble set to close two Irving stores as shopping patterns change". The Dallas Morning News. Dallas, TX. Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  3. ^ "Restaurants at Irving Mall | Places to Eat Near Dallas, Texas". shopirvingmall.com. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  4. ^ Tyko, Kelly. "Mall owner Washington Prime Group files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing COVID challenges". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  5. ^ "03 Aug 1971 Irving Mall Formal Opening with stores listed". Irving Daily News. 3 August 1971. p. 22.
  6. ^ "J.C. Penny Announces Major Layoffs". ABC News.
  7. ^ Mid Cities Daily News. Mid Cities Daily News.
  8. ^ "General Cinema Irving Mall 1-3 in Irving, TX - Cinema Treasures". cinematreasures.org. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  9. ^ Mid Cities Daily News. Mid Cities Daily News.
  10. ^ "Barnes & Noble closing two Irving stores as shopping patterns change". Dallas News. 2012-12-27. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  11. ^ "AMC Irving Mall 14 in Irving, TX - Cinema Treasures". cinematreasures.org. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  12. ^ https://www.mallscenters.com/uploads/plans/irving-mall-1000.jpg[bare URL image file]
  13. ^ "Washington Prime Group Inc. - Properties - Portfolio - Irving Mall".
  14. ^ "At Irving Mall | Seritage".
  15. ^ "Sears store closing list: 142 more Sears, Kmart locations closing in Chapter 11 bankruptcy". USA Today.
  16. ^ "Man Who Shot Killer Says He's No Vigilante". 17 March 1990.
  17. ^ "1 Killed, 2 Wounded in Shooting at Texas Shopping Mall". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2021-05-04.
  18. ^ Mid Cities Daily News. Mid Cities Daily News.
  19. ^ "Simon.com - @ Your Mall Now". 2006-03-09. Archived from the original on 2006-03-09. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  20. ^ "Farewell to Foley's, as name changes to Macy's". 29 July 2005.
  21. ^ "9 Sears Locations Across Texas Closing After Bankruptcy Filing". 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2021-02-11.
  22. ^ "Remembering Dallas Department Stores". 27 April 2012.
  23. ^ Barmash, Isadore (1987-04-14). "COMPANY NEWS; Allied to Sell Dillard 31 Stores in South (Published 1987)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  24. ^ The Victoria Advocate. The Victoria Advocate.

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