The Citadel (mall)
|Location||Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States|
|Management||Spinoso Management Group|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|Total retail floor area||1,095,053 sq ft (101,733.8 m2)|
|No. of floors||3|
The Citadel Mall is one of the two enclosed shopping malls of Colorado Springs.
Construction on the Citadel Mall began in 1970, and it opened in 1972. By 1980 The Rouse Company owned the mall. In 1997 it was sold to The Macerich Company, a company based in California. In January 2007, the mall was sold to Midwest Mall Properties, a private investor group, which retained Macerich as management company.
Although many stores surround the actual mall, the entire campus is located at the intersection of Platte and Academy on what was until recently[when?] the eastern edge of the city.
From November 18 thru December 25, 2005, for the 50th anniversary of the NORAD Tracks Santa program, the Citadel Mall had a massive Santa Tracking Village that included a 25-foot tree, a tracking map and viewfinder where visitors could watch a NORAD Tracks Santa video, hear audio messages of peace from children around the world, and receive a 24-page coloring book with Santa's assistants wearing NORAD patches.
In February 2006, Mervyn's closed 10 out of its 11 stores in Colorado, including the one at the Citadel, which was 99,751 sq ft (9,267.2 m2). on two levels. In September, 2006, the Foley's store at the mall was rebranded Macy's, in accordance with a national renaming. Steve and Barry's closed their store in 2008 after bankruptcy, and Macy's closed their store at the Citadel in 2009 due to poor sales.
- "NORAD kicks off 50th anniversary of tracking Santa, Nov 21, 2005 by Sgt. 1st Class Gail Braymen, NORAD Public Affairs". NORAD. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
- "Decking the Malls: Holiday Marketing Programs Are More Elaborate than Ever, December 2006 by Debra Hazel". SCT - Shopping Center Today. Retrieved 2009-12-29.