Montclair Plaza

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Montclair Place
Address 5060 E. Montclair Plaza Ln
Montclair, CA 91763
Opening date November 3, 1968
Developer The Hahn Company
Management CIM Group, Inc.
No. of stores and services 140 [1]
No. of anchor tenants 4
No. of floors 2 (3 for the Sears and Broadway buildings)
Website [1]

Montclair Place is an indoor shopping mall located in Montclair, California. At the time of its opening in 1968, it was the only indoor mall in San Bernardino County.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The mall opened on November 5, 1968, at a cost of $50 million, with 69 stores on a single level. Montclair Plaza was first anchored by J. C. Penney, The Broadway, and May Co.. The mall was developed by contractor Ernest W. Hahn. The mall was upgraded with a second level that opened on October 30, 1985. The first Nordstrom store in San Bernardino County opened at the Montclair Plaza on May 2, 1986. Currently, Montclair Plaza is anchored by JCPenney, Nordstrom, Sears, Macy's, and Barnes & Noble. The old Macy's site is currently vacant after the replacement of Robinsons May.[2] Competition from Victoria Gardens caused many of the stores to fail. To keep the mall's popularity, the mall was renovated during the summer of 2008. The newly renovated mall re-opened on November 9, 2008.[3] In addition, CIM Group, Inc. leases the mall. In November 2015, the management group renamed the mall "Montclair Place". They also announced renovations that could take place by the end of 2016 with the old Macy's site either being demolished or be turned into the Inland Empire's first Bloomingdale's.

In popular culture[edit]

  • John Darnielle, of indie rock band the Mountain Goats, wrote an impromptu song regarding a date with his first girlfriend that took place at the mall during a sound check at Haverford College in 2003. The song goes on to talk about the mall adding its second story.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://montclairplace.com/directory/
  2. ^ Montclair: Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 2005
  3. ^ Montclair Plaza Turns 40, David Allen, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, August 2, 2008. http://www.dailybulletin.com/search/ci_10081048?IADID=Search-www.dailybulletin.com-www.dailybulletin.com retrieved 2009-12-23
  4. ^ Mountain Goats Live at Lunt Hall Basement Haverford College on 2005-10-23, Archive.org https://archive.org/download/tmg2005-10-23/tmg2005-10-23t02_64kb.mp3

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Coordinates: 34°05′12″N 117°41′37″W / 34.0867°N 117.6936°W / 34.0867; -117.6936