Jasper Mall

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Jasper Mall
Jasper Mall Alabama logo.png
Location Jasper, Alabama
Coordinates 33°50′16.87″N 87°17′15.59″W / 33.8380194°N 87.2876639°W / 33.8380194; -87.2876639Coordinates: 33°50′16.87″N 87°17′15.59″W / 33.8380194°N 87.2876639°W / 33.8380194; -87.2876639
Opening date August 8, 1981
Developer George Ewing
Owner Jasper Retail Group
Total retail floor area 350,000 square feet (33,000 m2)
Website jaspermall.net

Jasper Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located in Jasper, Alabama, United States, approximately 30 miles (48 km) away from Birmingham.[1]

Overview[edit]

The mall opened on August 8, 1981. It currently is approximately 350,000 square feet (33,000 m2) in size,[2] and includes three anchors and about 35 smaller stores.

Originally developed by the local Simmons family and Georgia developer George Ewing, the mall is currently owned by Jasper Retail Group. Anchor JCPenney moved from downtown to the mall when it opened. The local paper has reported that it is unusual for a mall to have Kmart as an anchor.[3][4]

Sharp Development Group, led by Sam Sharp,[5] purchased the mall from Jasper Mall Associates in 1996.[1]

Third anchor Belk opened an approximately 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) store in March 2002.[6][7][8] This was part of an 80,000-square-foot (7,400 m2) expansion of the mall by Sharp Realty.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sharp Group buys Jasper Mall with plans for major face-lift". The Birmingham News. July 14, 1996. 
  2. ^ "Sharp lands retail tenants for Jasper, Northport". Birmingham Business Journal. December 28, 2004. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "20 years and still growing...". Daily Mountain Eagle. August 9, 2001. 
  4. ^ Ed Howell (November 19, 2006). "25 years and still going strong". Daily Mountain Eagle. Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Meet the development team – Sam Sharp". The Oak Ridger. March 1, 2002. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Belk opens to steady stream of shoppers". Daily Mountain Eagle. March 6, 2002. 
  7. ^ "Belk's coming to Jasper Mall". Daily Mountain Eagle. February 25, 2001. 
  8. ^ "Belk to open Jasper Mall store". The Birmingham News. January 4, 2002. 
  9. ^ "Sharp Realty plans Jasper Mall expansion". Birmingham Business Journal. August 16, 2001. Retrieved February 24, 2010. 

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