Plaza Central (Texas)
|Location||Arlington, Texas in Tarrant County|
|Address||2915 E Division St|
|Closing date||February 2016|
|Owner||G.L. "Buck" Harris|
|No. of stores and services||40 |
|No. of anchor tenants||0 (space for 4)|
|Total retail floor area||1,049,000 square feet (97,500 m2)|
|No. of floors||1|
Plaza Central opened in 1970 (as "Six Flags Mall") at 2831 East Division Street (SH 180) and SH 360 in Arlington, Texas, between Fort Worth and Dallas. Arlington's first enclosed shopping center, it was named after the nearby Six Flags Over Texas theme park. A new owner acquired roughly one-third of the mall in December 2012 and announced plans to redevelop it as a Hispanic-oriented shopping mall called "Plaza Central" and, after resolving legal issues, reopened in October 2014, but closed again in February 2016. It is currently being demolished. Only the Cinemark Tinseltown 9 will remain once demolition is complete. A two alarm fire occurred on Feb 6th during demolition.  Another two alarm fire occurred on March 2nd during demolition. 
Opened in 1970, Six Flags Mall flourished through the 1980s until The Parks at Arlington, a new regional mall, opened in South Arlington in 1988. It struggled into the 1990s and the JC Penney anchor store closed in 1997.
Both Dillard's and Sears closed in 2002. Foley's (originally a Sanger-Harris location), the fourth and final anchor, closed in January 2005 but the Dillard's anchor reopened as Dillard's Clearance Center in March 2005 after the closure of Forum 303 Mall. The mall's location in an industrial park and nearby strip clubs (now mostly gone) also contributed to its demise.
By 2008 when the mall fell into foreclosure, only a dozen stores remained in its interior. When the property was placed up for auction in December 2011, the only remaining stores were the Dillard's Clearance Center and a Cinemark movie theater which showed first-run movies at bargain rates. As of January 2012[update], American Motorcycle Trading Co. continues to operate on one of the out-lots.
End of the Mall
In early December 2012, private investor G.L. "Buck" Harris purchased the former JC Penney anchor store and announced plans to redevelop it into a Hispanic-oriented shopping center named Plaza Central. He revealed plans to bring new tenants into the mall and return it to profitability over the following two years then donate the property to Youth With A Mission, a Christian outreach organization. However, the project was put on hold due to zoning issues with the City of Arlington; Harris has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city. On September 20, 2013 The Arlington Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans to overhaul 22.5 acre property. The mall reopened as Plaza Central in October 2014 but closed in a year and a half. Demolition began in 2016 as most of it was slated for removal.
- Sanger-Harris (converted to Foley's in 1987)
- JCPenney (closed 1997, will be redeveloped as Plaza Center)
- Sears (closed 2002)
- Dillard's (closed 2002, reopened 2005 as Dillard's Clearance Center, closed August 1, 2016)
- Foley's (closed 2004)
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