Rolling Oaks Mall

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Rolling Oaks Mall
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LocationSan Antonio, Texas, United States
CoordinatesCoordinates: 29°35′49″N 98°21′00″W / 29.597°N 98.350°W / 29.597; -98.350
Opening date1988
DeveloperMelvin Simon and Associates
ManagementWashington Prime Group
OwnerWashington Prime Group
No. of stores and services100+
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area889,000 sq ft (82,600 m2)
No. of floors2
Websiterollingoaksmall.com

Rolling Oaks Mall is a regional shopping mall located in northeast San Antonio, Texas, at the intersection of Loop 1604 and Nacogdoches Road. The mall is anchored by Dillard's, Macy's, J.C. Penney, and Sears. The property is owned and operated by Washington Prime Group.

History[edit]

The mall opened in 1988, with anchor stores Dillard's and Sears, in what was a remote location surrounded mostly by farmland. As a result of a less than ideal location and the stagnant Texas economy in the late eighties, the mall initially struggled. A 6-screen movie theater operated by Santikos Theatres (and then turned over to Regal Cinemas) opened within a few years. (It eventually became a dollar cinema before closing in 2001. An Inflatable Wonderland is now open in its place.)[citation needed]

As the city grew to meet the mall, Rolling Oaks has repositioned itself and is a stable retail center. In 1992 the mall expanded its retail area with a new wing and added a third anchor, Foley's (now Macy's). Additionally, J.C. Penney opened a new store at the mall in 2004. There is one additional location designated for a future anchor included in the master plan of the mall that is currently used as a parking lot.[citation needed]

2017 shooting[edit]

On January 22, 2017, one person was killed and seven others were injured after two men robbed a jewelry store in the mall. Police Chief William McManus released in a statement that after the two suspects fled the store on Sunday, they were accosted by a pair of "good samaritans", at least one of whom was armed using a concealed carry permit. One suspect was injured in a successful attempt to stop him, however one of the pair of samaritans was shot and killed in the process. The other suspect fled the mall, firing his weapon and injuring others. The suspect escaped after fleeing the area and firing his weapon, injuring others nearby.[1] He was eventually caught and arrested by Converse police later that day after crashing a stolen getaway car.[2]

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Anchors[edit]

  • Dillard's (opened 1988, 176,585 sq ft.)
  • J.C. Penney (opened 2004, 136,312 sq ft.)
  • Macy's (opened 1992 as Foley's, became Macy's 2006, 150,313 sq ft.)
  • Sears (opened 1988, 133,935 sq ft.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Good Samaritan killed in Texas jewelry store robbery". USA Today. 2017-01-22. Retrieved 2017-01-23.
  2. ^ "34-year-old identified as second suspect in Rolling Oaks Mall shooting". My San Antonio. 2017-01-24. Retrieved 2017-01-24.

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