Midland Park Mall

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Midland Park Mall
LocationMidland, Texas
Coordinates32°01′49″N 102°07′54″W / 32.03027°N 102.13162°W / 32.03027; -102.13162Coordinates: 32°01′49″N 102°07′54″W / 32.03027°N 102.13162°W / 32.03027; -102.13162
Address4511 N. Midkiff Drive
Opening date1980
DeveloperMelvin Simon & Associates
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services89
No. of anchor tenants6 (5 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area629,654 square feet (58,496.8 square meters)[1]
No. of floors1

Midland Park Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Midland, Texas, United States. Opened in 1980, it is anchored by two Dillard's stores (the men's store was originally Sakowitz), JCPenney, Bealls, and Ross Dress for Less.

History[edit]

Midland Park Mall opened in 1980.[2]At its grand opening, the food court had ash trays that read "Stolen from Midland Park Mall". Within 6 weeks all remaining ash trays simply said "Midland Park Mall". Due to low unemployment, Dillard's had difficulty finding sufficient employees in its first years of operation at the mall.[3] Sakowitz was an original tenant of Midland Park Mall, closing in 1982.[4] In 2003, the mall changed managers to one who had previously managed Dadeland Mall in Miami, Florida.[5]

Gap closed in 2009,[6] although Vanity (which closed in 2017) and a food court tenant opened.[7] Other expansions included Charlotte Russe, Zumiez, and Ulta.[8]

On January 4, 2018, Sears announced that its store at the mall would be closing as part of a plan to close 103 stores nationwide. The store closed on April 8, 2018, making it the last original anchor store to close.[9] On April 9, 2018, Simon announced plans to re-purpose the Sears with two restaurants, a new larger Dillard's store, and a new-to-the-market large format retailer. Its one of the five malls owned by Simon that had Sears closed planned to be redeveloped.[10] Potential stores in the mall expansion could include Express and The Cheesecake Factory

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Do Business at Midland Park Mall, a Simon Property". simon.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  2. ^ "Search the Midland Reporter-Telegram Archive". nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  3. ^ Rosenberg, L.J. (1988). Dillard's, the first fifty years. University of Arkansas Press. p. 80. ISBN 9781610751254. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  4. ^ "Archives | The Dallas Morning News, dallasnews.com". nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  5. ^ "Search the Midland Reporter-Telegram Archive". nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  6. ^ "Gap to close Midland Park Mall doors Monday - MRT.com: Top Stories". mywesttexas.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  7. ^ "Search the Midland Reporter-Telegram Archive". nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  8. ^ "Search the Midland Reporter-Telegram Archive". nl.newsbank.com. Retrieved 2015-07-12.
  9. ^ "Sears to close at Midland Park Mall". Midland Reporter-Telegram. Retrieved 2018-03-23.
  10. ^ Zaks Equity Research (April 10, 2018). Nasdaq https://www.nasdaq.com/article/simon-spg-announces-plan-to-transform-former-sears-stores-cm946042. Retrieved April 10, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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