Lakeside Shopping Center
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|Location||Metairie, Louisiana, United States|
|No. of stores and services||120+|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||967,000 sq ft (89,800 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
Lakeside Shopping Center is a mall located at 3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie, Louisiana. It first opened in 1960, as the first regional shopping mall in New Orleans and is the largest and one of the busiest malls in the New Orleans metro area. Lakeside is a 967,000 sq ft (89,800 m2) mall with three major retail anchors (Dillard's, Macy's and J. C. Penney). There are also more than 120 stores and restaurants. Lakeside once operated a 5-screen movie theater in a satellite complex near Dillard's but competition from newer stadium style theaters forced its closure and its eventual demolition for additional satellite retail space in 2000. The smaller Clearview Mall, a property opened in 1966 and located about 2 miles (3 km) to the West on Veterans Memorial Boulevard, had never operated a movie theater on its property since its opening. That mall greatly expanded its food court and added 12 screens with stadium style seating in 2001.
The mall suffered only minor damage from Hurricane Katrina as mall security kept looting to a minimum (in contrast to the Oakwood Center) as the thousands of evacuees waited for days at the I-10 and Causeway Boulevard interchange just a few blocks away.
- "Official Website". Retrieved October 3, 2012.