Lakeland Square Mall

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Coordinates: 28°05′29″N 81°58′41″W / 28.091359°N 81.977932°W / 28.091359; -81.977932

Lakeland Square Mall
Lakeland Square Mall Lakeland, FL April 2017 (34633288415).jpg
Entrance to Lakeland Square Mall, April 2017
Location Lakeland, Florida, United States
Opening date 1988
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation and Homart Development Company[1]
Management Rouse Properties
Owner Rouse Properties
No. of stores and services 90
No. of anchor tenants 6 (4 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area 890,000 sq ft (83,000 m2)
No. of floors 1
Parking 4,500
Website Official website Edit this at Wikidata

Lakeland Square Mall is a shopping mall located on the northern side of Lakeland, Florida in the United States. It is one of two enclosed malls serving Polk County. It is owned and managed by Rouse Properties, one of the largest mall owners in the United States. It is the only shopping mall located off of I-4 between Tampa and Orlando, and it serves the populations of western Polk County.

The shopping mall has four anchor stores, including the Burlington Coat Factory, Dillard's, JCPenney, Sears, and Cinemark Theaters. When it opened, it had featured Mervyns and Sears, but also had Belk-Lindsey (now Burlington Coat Factory), with Maison Blanche opening a few months later.[2] Both the Mervyns and Maison Blanche stores became Dillard's; the former Mervyn's location was shuttered in 2012, with Dillard's consolidating to the former Maison Blanche.[3] The former Mervyns/Dillard's building was torn down in 2013 for a Sports Authority and movie theater.[4]

The Sports Authority closed in 2016 due to bankruptcies and store closings.

In January 2017, Macy's announced it would close its Lakeland Mall store as a part of a larger round of closings across the country.

Lakeland Square Mall has been the main upscale shopping center for Lakeland during the 1990s, but since 2005 it has lost Belk to the competing Lakeside Village, an open-air lifestyle center that opened on the south side of the city.[5]

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