North Hills Mall (North Richland Hills)
|Location||North Richland Hills in Tarrant County, Texas, United States|
|Address||7624 Grapevine Highway|
|Owner||Burk Collins & Co|
|No. of stores and services||85|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||558,000 sq ft (51,800 m2)|
|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.
- Sanger-Harris (converted to Foley's in January 1987)
- Foley's (moved to North East Mall in October 2001)
- Cox's (converted to Stripling & Cox in 1983, closed in 2000)
- General Cinema
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