Markland Mall

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Markland Mall
Location Kokomo, Indiana, U.S.
Coordinates 40°28′26″N 86°06′36″W / 40.474°N 86.110°W / 40.474; -86.110Coordinates: 40°28′26″N 86°06′36″W / 40.474°N 86.110°W / 40.474; -86.110
Address 1114 17th Street
Opening date 1968[1]
Developer Melvin Simon & Associates
Owner WP Glimcher
No. of stores and services 40+
No. of anchor tenants 4 (2 vacant)
Total retail floor area 416,000 square feet[1]
No. of floors 1

Markland Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Kokomo, Indiana. Opened in 1968, it features Target and Carson's as its anchor stores. It is managed by WP Glimcher.


Melvin Simon & Associates announced the development of Markland Mall in 1967. Original tenants included Sears, Danners 5 & 10, a Kroger supermarket, SupeRx drugstore,[2] and an Ayr-Way discount store.[3]

The Danners store became William H. Block Co. in 1974.[4] Ayr-Way was converted to Target along with the rest of the Ayr-Way chain in 1981.[5] In 1985, the William H. Block store was expanded, taking over a mall hallway and space vacated by Robert Hall Village. This was part of a mall expansion that included the installation of new floor tiles and skylights, as well as the extension of certain storefronts to give the hallways a "staggered" appearance.[6] Block later became Lazarus in 1987, and then Macy's before closing.

In 2001, Old Navy was added to the mall, replacing space once occupied by a Goodyear service center.[7] Lazarus became Macy's before closing in 2005. The movie theater, also an original tenant, closed in 2006.[8] In 2011, the former Lazarus space became Carson's, resulting in the closure of an Elder-Beerman at the nearby Kokomo Mall (now Kokomo Town Center).[9] Old Navy closed in 2016,[10] with Sears and MC Sports both closing in 2017.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b "Leasing Sheet" (PDF). Simon Property Group. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indiana". Chain Store Age, Executives Edition Combined with Shopping Center Age. 43 (1-6): E–97. 
  3. ^ "Ayres to build store in Markland Mall". The Kokomo Tribune. 18 July 1967. 
  4. ^ "Block's to open Kokomo store". Kokomo Tribune. 1 April 1973. p. 4. 
  5. ^ "Target completes variety of changes". Kokomo Tribune. 28 October 1981. p. 57. 
  6. ^ "Block system". Kokomo Tribune. 22 January 1985. p. 1. 
  7. ^ Dick, Stephen (23 July 2000). "Look who's coming to town". The Kokomo Tribune. p. 21. 
  8. ^ Dempsey, John (21 March 2006). "Markland Mall Cinemas to close Thursday in Kokomo". Indiana Economic Digest. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Human, Daniel (14 April 2011). "New mall, new name for Elder-Beerman". Kokomo Tribune. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Sigler, Josh (12 Jan 2016). "Old Navy to close Kokomo location". Kokomo Tribune. Retrieved 8 September 2016. 
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