Northland Mall (Appleton, Wisconsin)

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Northland Mall
Location Appleton, Wisconsin, US
Coordinates 44°17′19″N 88°25′13″W / 44.28868°N 88.4203°W / 44.28868; -88.4203Coordinates: 44°17′19″N 88°25′13″W / 44.28868°N 88.4203°W / 44.28868; -88.4203
Opening date 1969
No. of stores and services 30
No. of anchor tenants 3
No. of floors 1

Northland Mall is a shopping mall in Appleton, Wisconsin. It features Festival Foods, Kohl's, and Shopko.


Northland Plaza opened in 1969, one of the first retail developments in Appleton.[1] Original tenants included W. T. Grant and a Kroger supermarket. The center struggled with vacancy within its initial years; by 1971, Kroger, SupeRx Drugs, Hallmark, King's Food Host restaurant, and a dry cleaners had all closed, leaving only W. T. Grant, So-Fro Fabrics, and Kindy Optical.[2] Despite these vacancies, Shopko opened a store at the center in March 1971. The 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) store was the second in the Fox Cities.[3] Although W. T. Grant closed in 1976, several new stores opened within the plaza within the following year, including RadioShack.[4] The W. T. Grant store became Lathrop Furniture in 1979.[5]

In 1983, Kohl's replaced the Lathrop Furniture store. The same year, an enclosed mall was built, linking Kohl's to Shopko, and the property was renamed Northland Mall.[6] Kohl's expanded into the mall concourse in 1995.[7]


  1. ^ Burayidi, Michael A. (2013-10-16). Downtowns: Revitalizing the Centers of Small Urban Communities. Routledge. ISBN 9781134573462. 
  2. ^ Knutson, Bill (September 1, 1971). "Out of business: high mortality rate plagues stores in Appleton's Northland Plaza". The Post-Crescent. pp. B1, B3. Retrieved April 21, 2018. 
  3. ^ "New Shopko store to open Saturday". The Post-Crescent. March 12, 1971. p. B3. Retrieved April 21, 2018. 
  4. ^ Grant, Phoebe (February 27, 1977). "No vacancy! Northland plaza bustling again". The Post-Crescent. pp. 14, 15. Retrieved April 21, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Northland location looking good for Lathrop Furniture". The Post-Crescent. February 25, 1979. p. J21. Retrieved April 21, 2018. 
  6. ^ Inside the Fox Cities. Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce & Industry. 1992-01-01. 
  7. ^ Fox Cities Business. Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 1995-01-01.