Sierra Vista Mall

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Sierra Vista Mall
LocationClovis, California
Address1050 Shaw Avenue
Opening date1988
DeveloperThe Hahn Company
ManagementThe Woodmont Company
OwnerLNR Property LLC
No. of anchor tenants7 (6 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area690,487 square feet (64,148.3 m2)[1]
No. of floors1
Parking3,878 parking spaces

Sierra Vista Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Clovis, California. Opened in 1988, the mall features Kohl's, Sears, and Target, plus a go-kart track, indoor Laser Tag park, and movie theater.

History[edit]

Sierra Vista Mall was built in 1862 by the Hahn Company. While early plans called for both May Co. and Macy's stores, the original anchor stores were Mervyn's, Gottschalks, and Target.[2] The mall was sold to Citicorp in 1995 and again to LandValue in 2002. A Sears was added in 1999 along with 10 other stores.[3]

In 2006, an outdoor lifestyle center section was added, including several restaurants and a 16-screen movie theater. Both Mervyn's and Gottschalks closed when the chains declared bankruptcy, in 2008 and 2009 respectively.[4] causing a decrease in mall foot traffic. The Gottschalks store was intended to reopen in 2010 as a flagship for a failed revival of the chain.[5]

Kohl's replaced the Mervyn's in 2010, and an indoor go-kart track replaced part of the former Gottschalks in 2014.[6][7] The mall was sold at a foreclosure auction for $39 million to LNR Property LLC in January 2015.[8][9][10] No Surrender Laser Tag & Adventure Park moved from their location across town to the rest of the former Gottschalks store in 2017.

In recent years, the mall has struggled to attract and retain tenants, with many major chains, including Sunglass Hut, PacSun, Foot Locker, and Wet Seal, leaving the mall. Some chains currently remaining include Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, New York & Company, Claire's, GameStop, and GNC.

Multiple stores closed in the mall after the 2018 holiday season, including Sunglass Hut, Payless Shoesource, Blast Pizza, and Things Remembered, among other less known shops.

In early 2020, the mall's Starbucks store closed, relocating to a freestanding drive-thru building across the street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Property facts". Sierra Vista Mall. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ "Sierra Vista Mall". Stores: The Bulletin of the N.R.D.G.A. National Retail Dry Goods Association. 70 (1–6): 39.
  3. ^ Hostetter, George (18 August 1999). "Fresno, Calif., Mall Attracts New Stores, Bigger Locations". Tribune Business News. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Gottschalks to leave Sierra Vista Mall". abclocal.go.com. 13 July 2009. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ Sheehan, Tim (14 June 2010). "Gottschalks' relative finds hidden history". Oakland Tribune. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  6. ^ Lee, Bohnia (23 January 2015). "Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis sold at auction for $39 million". Fresno Bee. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  7. ^ Harvey, Chuck (13 March 2014). "Go-karts near green flag at Sierra Vista Mall". The Business Journal. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  8. ^ Lurie, George (30 January 2015). "Sierra Vista Mall's new management to focus on leasing". The Business Journal. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  9. ^ Lurie, George (22 January 2015). "Sierra Vista Mall sold in foreclosure proceeding". The Business Journal. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  10. ^ "Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis and its stores are still open for business, but the bank that holds the mortgage on the property has taken possession". ABC30 Action News. 23 January 2015.

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