North Hills Mall (North Richland Hills)

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North Hills Mall
Location North Richland Hills in Tarrant County, Texas, United States
Coordinates 32°49′45″N 97°13′06″W / 32.82924°N 97.21834°W / 32.82924; -97.21834Coordinates: 32°49′45″N 97°13′06″W / 32.82924°N 97.21834°W / 32.82924; -97.21834
Address 7624 Grapevine Highway
Opening date 1979[1]
Closing date 2004[1]
Owner Burk Collins & Co[2]
No. of stores and services 85
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 558,000 sq ft (51,800 m2)[2]
No. of floors 1

North Hills Mall was built in 1979 at 7624 Grapevine Hwy (SH 26) in North Richland Hills, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, with its grand opening on 12 September 1979. It flourished and co-existed with nearby North East Mall until the latter expanded in 1999. The reconstruction process of the Interstate 820/Airport Freeway junction limited access to it, also contributing to its demise.

In November 1999, the mall was acquired by a new group of real estate investors who planned to turn it into "entertainment" hub in order to differentiate it from North East Mall's fashion focus. Plans included a Cinemark Theatre, an Olympic-sized ice rink, a 200-foot fountain, a manmade 3-acre lake, and indoor mobile transportation. However, obstacles such as continued construction on Interstate 820/Airport Freeway, a slow start to construction, and an ever-increasingly popular mall across the street caused the renovation to never materialize.

The mall closed in October 2004 at about 20% occupancy with the exception of Mervyn's (which closed in 2006 as it left the retail market in Texas) and sat vacant until it was demolished in early 2007.[3][4][5]

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  1. ^ a b "Redevelopment of North Hills Mall" (PDF). City of North Richland Hills. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 14, 2006. Retrieved February 26, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Lisa Y. (March 17, 2000). "North Hills Mall draws new entertainment venues". Dallas Business Journal. Retrieved February 26, 2008. 
  3. ^ Dennis, Debra (January 6, 2007). "North Hills Mall called safety hazard, will be demolished". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "North Hills Mall, North Richland Hills, TX". Dead Malls dot com. Retrieved September 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Dead Malls - North Hills Mall". Labelscar dot com. Retrieved July 10, 2012.