South Sound Center

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South Sound Center is a shopping mall located in Lacey, Washington. Its major stores include Target, Sears, and Kohl's. The mall is not enclosed, but before major re-development in 2001, the centerpiece of the shopping center was a 500,000-square-foot (46,000 m2) enclosed mall.[1]

History[edit]

South Sound Center opened in 1966 and was billed as the fourth regional shopping center in the state of Washington.[1] Anchors at one time included Nordstrom Place Two (closed in 1994[2]), Peoples (1966–1983, opening as Mervyns in 1984), Sears, and Woolworth. After many stores in the mall moved out and the closing of the last Woolworth store in the state of Washington in 1997,[3] the enclosed mall portion was torn down in 2001 for a Target store between Sears and Mervyns.

For some time in 1980s to early 1990s, the center hosted the "Christmas Island" display during the holiday season at the back of the parking lot. It also hosted an annual fireworks display on July 3 for 45 years before it moved in 2012.[4]

Anchors[edit]

Former Anchors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Capital Development Company
  2. ^ McClelland, Kamilla K. "Nordstrom to Close Place Two." Olympian [Olympia, Wash.] 27 Apr. 1994, A1.
  3. ^ Gregg Herrington. "State's Last F.W. Woolworth Five-and-Dime Store to Close in Lacey. " Columbian [Vancouver, Wash.] 21 Jan. 1997,1. Washington State Newsstand. ProQuest. King County Library System, Washington State. Accessed on 26 Jan. 2007.
  4. ^ "JULY 3 FIREWORKS TRADITION CONTINUES IN LACEY". City of Lacey. 

Coordinates: 47°02′35″N 122°50′12″W / 47.04306°N 122.83667°W / 47.04306; -122.83667