Richmond Town Square

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Richmond Town Square
Richmond Town Square Food Court.jpg
The mall's food court
Location Richmond Heights, Ohio
Address 691 Richmond Road
Opening date 1966
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo
Owner WP Glimcher
No. of stores and services 75+
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 1,017,000
No. of floors 1 (2 in JCPenney and Sears)

Richmond Town Square is a super regional shopping mall known locally as 'Richmond' or 'Richmond Mall,' located in Richmond Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, at the intersection of Richmond Road and Wilson Mills Road.[1]

Opened in 1966 as Richmond Mall by developer Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr.,[1] it was renovated, expanded, and renamed in 1999. This renovation took advantage of new and emerging technologies "in materials, as well as architectural and decorative innovations"[2] The total cost of the renovation was reported as US$100 million.[3]

The mall's anchor stores include JCPenney and Sears. Home to a 20-screen Regal Cinemas theater.[4] The mall is 1 million square feet (90,000 m²) and is owned by WP Glimcher.

In January 2015, it was announced the Macy's store was closing as part of a plan to close 14 of its stores nationwide.[5] As of mid March 2015, the Macy's store was shuttered, with all exterior signage removed.

On May 28, 2014 it was revealed that Richmond Town Square was one of two malls along with Great Lakes Mall in northeast Ohio that would have its ownership transferred from Simon Property Group to its spin-off Washington Prime Group (which is now known as WP Glimcher).[6]

On January 4, 2017 it was announced that Sears would be closing sometime in April 2017 as part of Sears-KMart store shuttering plan. [7]

On March 17, 2017 JCPenney announced they would close their location in June 2017. [8]

Mall features[edit]

The Richmond Town Square Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library opened in the mall in 1988.[9] Originally housed in a freestanding boutique kiosk, the branch showed significant circulation growth. The kiosk was forced to close in August 1998 due to a major renovation of the mall but the branch library reopened in September 1999 in a 1,200-square-foot (110 m2) location by the northeast mall entrance, next to Sears.[9] The Cuyahoga County Public Library has now, as of 2009, relocated to a nearby business plaza, off of Wilson Mills Road. The plaza is next to the mall.

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  1. ^ a b "Richmond plans don't affect Mall". The Mansfield News-Herald. 1963-11-02. DeBartolo Mall developer Leahy says the new store in Richmond Heights will be built at the northeast corner of Richmond and Wilson Mills roads. A 70-acre (280,000 m2) shopping center to be known as the Richmond Mall is planned for that corner. 
  2. ^ "Innovations slash cost of renovations". Shopping Centers Today. Retrieved 2008-09-26. 
  3. ^ "Randall Park revived; Optimism returns to mall now near full occupancy". Crain's Cleveland Business. 2000-07-03. 
  4. ^ O'Connor, Clint (2008-01-24). "Regal Cinemas Mayfield Heights 10 is closing". Cleveland Plain Dealer. 
  5. ^ Strauss, Gary (January 8, 2015). "J.C. Penney, Macy's to shut stores, lay off scores". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved January 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ Northeast Ohio Malls Transfer Ownership.
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  8. ^ "JCPenney closing Richmond Town Square store, 137 more nationwide". Retrieved 2017-03-18. 
  9. ^ a b "About Richmond Town Square Branch". Cuyahoga County Public Library. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 

Coordinates: 41°32′27″N 81°29′45″W / 41.54071°N 81.49572°W / 41.54071; -81.49572