Jamestown Mall

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Jamestown Mall
Jamestown Mall, Florissant, MO.jpg
Jamestown Mall in 2012
LocationFlorissant, Missouri, U.S.
Address175 Jamestown Mall
Opening date1973
Closing dateJuly 1, 2014
DeveloperRichard E. Jacobs Group
OwnerMike Kohen
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area1,250,000 sq ft (116,000 m2)
No. of floors1

Jamestown Mall was an enclosed shopping mall in Florissant, Missouri. Opened in 1973, the mall formerly included Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears as its anchor stores. The mall had become increasingly vacant since the beginning of the 2000s. It closed in July 2014 [1]and has been slated for redevelopment as an open-air center.

History[edit]

Construction began on the mall in 1972. Its anchor stores at the time were Sears and Stix Baer & Fuller, a local chain based in nearby St. Louis.[2] The Stix store was converted to Dillard's in 1984 after Dillard's acquired the chain. Famous-Barr (now Macy's) was added as a third anchor in 1994,[3] and two years later, JCPenney relocated to the mall from an existing store in Florissant.[4] A movie theater was also added in the 1990s.

Jacobs Group sold the mall to Carlyle Development Group in 2003.[5] At the time, the complex was approximately 30 percent vacant.[6] In April 2006, Dillard's Inc. announced the closure of the Jamestown Mall store,[7] and Sears closed two years later.[8]

Carlyle announced redevelopment plans in 2008. Under these plans, the former Dillard's would be converted to offices, and its wing would be closed to retail.[9] A year later, St. Louis County hired researchers from the Urban Land Institute to analyze the mall's viability as a retail center. The study found that the center was no longer viable as a shopping mall because it overlapped with existing retailers in the area.[10] These plans were canceled in 2009 when the mall developers lost financial support from the county following an attempt to auction the former Dillard's store.[11] Further plans in 2010 called for the demolition of everything except the JCPenney and Macy's stores, with the rest of the complex to be re-developed as a mixed-use center.[12] In June 2011, a furniture store called Central States Liquidation opened in the former Dillard's.[13] The JCPenney Outlet store, which was renamed JC's 5 Star Outlet, closed in late 2013.[14]

In late 2012, gas service to the mall was shut off but later restored.[15] The mall was closed in November 2013 due to the heat being shut off.[16] The closure of the Macy's store was announced in January 2014.[17] Jamestown Mall finally closed it doors on July 1, 2014.

Jamestown Mall, 2016
Jamestown Mall, 2016

Former anchors[edit]

  • Dillard's (1984-2006) (Replaced by Central Sales Liquidation in 2011)
  • JCPenney (1996-2013) (Was an outlet store from 1998-2013)
  • Central Sales Liquidation (2011-2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/jamestown-mall-quietly-closes-its-doors-planning-for-a-rebirth/article_28bed151-e638-5220-8646-33c82c6bcf01.html#
  2. ^ "New stores and shopping centers". CSA Supermarkets. 48: E–54.
  3. ^ "May Co. boosts expansion spending". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 22, 1993. Retrieved January 23, 2011 – via NewsBank.
  4. ^ "Penney becomes 4th anchor at Jamestown". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. April 29, 1995. Retrieved January 23, 2011 – via NewsBank.
  5. ^ "Jamestown Mall is acquired by N.Y.-based Carlyle Development". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 4, 2003. Retrieved January 23, 2011 – via NewsBank.
  6. ^ "Mall might get makeover". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. January 25, 2004. Retrieved January 23, 2011 – via NewsBank.
  7. ^ Appleson, Gail (April 4, 2006). "Dillard's will close in Jamestown Mall". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 23, 2011 – via NewsBank.
  8. ^ Appleson, Gail (October 22, 2008). "Sears will close store at Jamestown Mall". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 23, 2011 – via NewsBank.
  9. ^ Volkmann, Kelsey (July 28, 2008). "Jamestown Mall to undergo $120M transformation". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  10. ^ Volkmann, Kelsey (September 28, 2009). "Experts: Jamestown Mall should be razed". St. Louis Business Journal. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  11. ^ Hempel, Paul; Denise Holland (March 22, 2009). "Jamestown Mall takes another hit". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  12. ^ Gillerman, Margaret (September 22, 2010). "Planners seek new vitality for Jamestown Mall". Stltoday.com. Retrieved January 23, 2011.
  13. ^ http://nocostl.com/2011/06/used-furniture-store-opens-at-jamestown-mall/
  14. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/jc-s-star-outlet-closing-jamestown-mall-store/article_f4aa4901-355c-5430-85c7-ce2eaae43ed0.html
  15. ^ http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/jamestown-mall-reaches-an-agreement-to-have-heat-restored/article_945ce7b6-f607-5c3b-830d-1bdf7f09b5bf.html
  16. ^ http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2013/11/27/jamestown-mall-st-louis-county-no-heat-cold/3770383/
  17. ^ http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/01/08/macys-jamestown-mall-closing/4376849/

Coordinates: 38°49′12″N 90°14′50″W / 38.81992°N 90.24726°W / 38.81992; -90.24726