Northridge Mall

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Northridge Mall
Northridge Mall north entrance.jpg
The Northridge Mall North Wing Entrance
LocationSalinas, California, United States
Coordinates36°43′03″N 121°39′29″W / 36.71763°N 121.65803°W / 36.71763; -121.65803Coordinates: 36°43′03″N 121°39′29″W / 36.71763°N 121.65803°W / 36.71763; -121.65803
Opening date1974
ManagementStarwood Capital Group
OwnerStarwood Retail Partners
No. of stores and services127[1]
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area892,824 sq ft (82,946.1 m2)[2]
No. of floors1 plus 2nd floor access to Round One Entertainment (2 in Macy's and Sears)
Parking3,000+
Public transit accessMonterey Salinas Transit: 23, 29, 41, 44, 45, 48, 49, 72, 95
Websiteshop-northridge-mall.com

Northridge Mall is a shopping mall in Salinas, California, the largest in Monterey County. The single-story structure encompasses 976,913 sq ft (90,758 m2) of retail space and features more than 110 shops, two restaurants, a fast-food court with eight outlets, a Round One Entertainment, and four department stores including Hobby Lobby, JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears. There are approximately 3,000 spaces in the open-air parking lot.

History[edit]

The Sears store, which was incorporated into the mall in 1982

Northridge Mall opened in 1974 with 60 stores and Emporium Capwells, JCPenney, and Mervyns as anchor stores. It was owned by the insurance company Northwestern Mutual. While the Sears, which now sits at the south end of the Mall, already existed, it was neither connected to nor affiliated with the mall at this time. It was not until the new south wing was added in 1982 that the pre-existing Sears outlet became part of the mall. The new wing also nearly doubled the shopping center's retail space and stores.[citation needed]

In 1994 the mall was remodeled and in 1996 the Emporium Capwells outlet was replaced by Macy's; both Sears and JCPenney underwent extensive remodels. In 1998, the Mervyns outlet was extensively remodeled to incorporate the brand's new image.

Macerich acquired Northridge Mall in 2003 from Northwestern Mutual for a purchase price of approximately $128.5 million.[3][4][5]

Starwood Capital Group purchased Northridge Mall in 2013 from Macerich for a purchase price of approximately $120 million.[6]

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Northridge Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties.[7]

In November 2016, JCPenney opened a new 127,000 sq. ft. one-story building on the west side of the mall facing the 101 freeway. The former building was set to become new mall shops on the first floor which would connect the east and west side of the mall. An entertainment complex was set to take over the former Penney's second story.

After the relocation of JCPenney, the mall added new seating and new flooring throughout the entire mall.

In 2019, Round 1 opened as the entertainment center in the former JCPenney's second story. Also, Forever 21 moved from the anchor building next to JCPenney to a location inside the mall. The former Forever 21 is set to open as a Hobby Lobby.

A Panera Bread location was built detached from the mall which opened in mid 2019. After Panera opened, a new building broke ground, which is set to open as a Chick-fil-A.

On November 14th, 2019, it was announced that Forever 21 would be closing as part of a plan to close 111 stores nationwide. The store will close in January 2020. [8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Store Directory". Northridge Mall. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  2. ^ "Leasing Information". Starwood Retail Properties. Retrieved 2011-02-14.
  3. ^ "COMPANY BRIEFS". The New York Times. September 17, 2003.
  4. ^ "The Macerich Company Announces Acquisition of Northridge Mall" (Press release). Macerich. Sep 16, 2003.
  5. ^ Northridge Mall purchased. Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
  6. ^ "Northridge Mall in Salinas sold to Chicago investors". Monterey County Herald. June 6, 2013.
  7. ^ http://www.seritage.com/retail/property/1700-n-main-st/3312469/landing
  8. ^ https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/03/forever-21-plans-to-close-several-stores-in-the-bay-area/

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