Jefferson Mall

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Jefferson Mall
Location Louisville, Kentucky
Opening date 1978
Developer Richard E. Jacobs Group
Management CBL & Associates Properties
No. of stores and services 73
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 950,350 square feet (88,290 m2)
No. of floors 1
Jefferon Mall's sign on the Outer Loop

Jefferson Mall is a Louisville, Kentucky, shopping mall located near the intersection of Interstate 65 and Outer Loop in southern Louisville. It is the only major mall in southern Jefferson County, and the only of Louisville's six regional shopping centers (400,000+ square feet) serving the south and west county; the others are located in the east county.[1]

Opened in 1978 and named after the county it is located in, the mall's original anchor stores included JCPenney, Sears, Shillito's and Stewart Dry Goods (now Macy's). The mall was developed by Richard E. Jacobs Group of Cleveland, Ohio and included 936,000 square feet (87,000 m2) of space.[2]

It was sold in 2000 to CBL & Associates Properties of Chattanooga, Tennessee. At that time, Louisville's daily newspaper, The Courier-Journal, described the mall as "overlooked" in the Louisville retail scene, not as popular as Oxmoor Center and Mall St. Matthews in eastern Jefferson County. At the time, Jefferson Mall had also not been updated substantially since it opened, lacking a food court until 1999.[3] A full renovation with new entrances began in 2003, its first full renovation.

The mall's current anchor stores are Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears. There are 95 permanent stores and 990,452 sq ft (92,016.0 m2) of leased space.[4]


  1. ^ "PRP Wal-Mart could lure stores". The Courier-Journal. 2006-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Full renovation of Jefferson Mall will be first in its 25-year history". The Courier-Journal. 2003-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Tennessee Company buys Jefferson mall". The Courier-Journal. 2000-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Jefferson Mall". CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 

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Coordinates: 38°08′27″N 85°40′17″W / 38.140717°N 85.671301°W / 38.140717; -85.671301