Montclair Place (California)
|Location||Montclair, California, United States|
|Address||5060 E. Montclair Plaza Ln|
|Opening date||November 3, 1968|
|Developer||The Hahn Company|
|No. of stores and services||132 |
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (2 open, 2 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,200,000 sq ft (110,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||2 (3 in former Sears)|
The mall opened on November 5, 1968, at a cost of $50 million, with 69 stores on a single level, representing over 600,000 square feet (56,000 m2) of retail space, on a lot of 120 acres (49 ha) with parking space for 6,000 cars. Montclair Plaza was developed by contractor Ernest W. Hahn; the architect of the overall mall and shops was Burke, Kober, Nicolais & Archuleta. Three department stores anchored Montclair Plaza at, or shortly after its opening:
- JCPenney, 189,000 square feet (17,600 m2); Burke, Kober, Nicolais & Archuleta, architects
- The Broadway at the east end, 142,000 square feet (13,200 m2); Charles Luckman and Associates, architects
- May Company at the west end, 150,000 square feet (14,000 m2); Welton Becket and Associates, architects
Other stores open at the Plaza's launch included branches of the junior department stores:
- Silverwoods (Burke, Kober, Nicolais & Archuleta, architects), as part of an expansion at the time that also included stores Las Vegas, La Habra Fashion Square, and Palm Springs.
- Mullen & Bluett
There was a General Cinemas theater complex.
A United California Bank, Crocker Bank, Van de Kamp's Holland Dutch Bakery, drugstore, and supermarket were located across from the mall in a 77,400-square-foot (7,190 m2) strip mall on the northeast of the property.
The mall was renovated and expanded with a second level that opened on October 30, 1985. Sears was added to the mall the same year, which relocated from the Indian Hill Mall. The first Nordstrom store in San Bernardino County opened at the Montclair Plaza on May 2, 1986. May Company was converted to Robinsons-May in 1993. The Broadway became a Macy's in 1996. Macy's relocated to the Robinsons-May space in 2006 after the chains merged.
In November 2015, the mall was renamed "Montclair Place" and renovations were announced. On March 1, 2018, AMC Theatres announced that it will replace the Broadway building with a new 55,000-square-foot dine-in movie theatre, the city's first indoor theatre in nearly twenty years. Multiple new stores were added, including Forever 21 and Spectrum. The Canyon, a 17,500-square-foot music and entertainment venue, and Kids Empire, an 11,000-square-foot indoor playground were added. A Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar opened in December 2019 in the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. A WinWings restaurant opened next to the Panda Express restaurant. On July 3, 2019, bowling & arcade amusement chain Round One Entertainment announced it will open a location.
On November 7, 2019, it was announced that Sears would be closing its location in the mall as part of a plan to close 96 stores nationwide. The store closed in February 2020.
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- "Mullen & Bluett's History Dates Back Almost Half a Century". Upland News. August 14, 1968. p. 4.
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