North Grand Mall

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Coordinates: 42°02′53″N 93°37′19″W / 42.048°N 93.622°W / 42.048; -93.622

North Grand Mall
Location Ames, Iowa
Address 2801 Grand Avenue
Opening date 1971[1]
Developer General Growth Properties
Owner GK Development, Inc.
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 340,000 sq. ft.
No. of floors 1

North Grand Mall is a 340,000-square-foot[2] shopping center serving the city of Ames, Iowa.[3] In 2006, plans were announced for a $30 million renovation and expansion.[4] In 2004, a farmers' market operated at the mall.[5] The mall's anchor stores are JCPenney and Younkers, with a third anchor (Sears) having announced its closure in late 2008.[6] The Sears building was torn down, with Kohl's, TJ Maxx, and Shoe Carnival opening on its site.[7]


  1. ^ "North Grand Mall offered opportunity to expand.". Goliath Business News. 21 July 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
  2. ^ GK Development's page about North Grand Mall
  3. ^ Ford, George C. (December 22, 2004). "Chicago firm buys 4 malls in Iowa". Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  4. ^ Stribling, Dees (May 15, 2006). "Iowa Mall to Get $30M Facelift". Commercial Property News. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  5. ^ Morgan, Katie (May 20, 2004). "Iowa State U.: Iowa farmers' markets provide local produce.". University Wire via The America's Intelligence Wire. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  6. ^ Miller, Tim (24 May 2007). "Sears to close in July, mall to expand space". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved 5 August 2011. 
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