Santa Rosa Plaza

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Santa Rosa Plaza
Location Santa Rosa, California
Coordinates 38°26′21″N 122°43′00″W / 38.43929°N 122.7167°W / 38.43929; -122.7167Coordinates: 38°26′21″N 122°43′00″W / 38.43929°N 122.7167°W / 38.43929; -122.7167
Address 1071 Santa Rosa Plaza, Santa Rosa, California
Opening date 1983
Developer The Hahn Company[1]
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 694,000 square feet[2]
No. of floors 2 (3 for Macy's)

Santa Rosa Plaza is one of two enclosed shopping malls in Santa Rosa, California. Opened in 1983, it is anchored by Sears, Macy's, and Forever 21. The mall is managed by Simon Property Group.

History[edit]

The mall was built in downtown Santa Rosa in 1983, resulting in the demolition of various downtown buildings, including a courthouse.[3] Macy's, the first store in the development, opened in 1981.[4] Development was delayed for many years due to legal disputes between developers Ernest Hahn and Hugh Codding, the latter of whom owned nearby Coddingtown Mall.[1] Codding lost the settlement.[5]

In an interview with Gaye LeBaron, Hugh Codding said the construction bonds for the Santa Rosa Plaza were paid in full with property tax revenues from the plaza businesses.[6][7]

Mervyns closed in 2008 when the chain filed for bankruptcy.[8] Two years later, the store became Forever 21.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Don Edwards (1 September 1982). Making the most of Sonoma: a California guide. Presidio Press. ISBN 978-0-89141-141-3. 
  2. ^ "Do Business at Santa Rosa Plaza®, a Simon Property.". simon.com. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Bob Voliva; Kay Voliva (1999). Santa Rosa, California. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 8–. ISBN 978-0-7385-0233-5. 
  4. ^ Men's Wear. Fairchild Publications. 1981. 
  5. ^ M James Wilkinson (17 June 2010). Who Rules Santa Rosa and Why It Matters. iUniverse. pp. 43–. ISBN 978-1-4502-2533-5. 
  6. ^ LeBaron, Gaye (May 10, 2013) [1995]. "Hugh B. Codding interview". CSUSonoma Youtube Channel. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  7. ^ LeBaron, Gaye (January 1995). "Hugh B. Codding interview". SSU Library, North Bay Digital Collections. Retrieved February 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ Michael Coit (18 October 2008). "59-YEAR-OLD MERVYNS UNABLE TO PULL ITSELF OUT OF BANKRUPTCY". News. The Press Democrat. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
  9. ^ Cathy Bussewitz (23 November 2010). "New store, new optimism at Santa Rosa Plaza". News. The Press Democrat. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 

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