The Mall at Fairfield Commons

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The Mall at Fairfield Commons
Mall at Fairfield Commons.jpg
Exterior view of The Mall at Fairfield Commons, May 2018
LocationBeavercreek, Ohio
Opening dateOctober 27, 1993; 25 years ago (1993-10-27)
DeveloperGlimcher Realty Trust
OwnerWP Glimcher
No. of stores and services142
No. of anchor tenants5 (3 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,138,746 square feet (105,793 m2)
No. of floors2

The Mall at Fairfield Commons, often referred to as the Fairfield Mall, is a shopping mall in Beavercreek, Ohio, United States, a suburb of Dayton. The mall was opened in 1993 and has two floors featuring three anchor stores (Macy's, J. C. Penney and Dick's Sporting Goods) and a food court;[1] anchor Elder-Beerman closed in August 2018 followed by Sears in December of the same year. Located adjacent to Interstate 675, it is near a golf course, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Wright State University and the Nutter Center entertainment complex. The mall is located just south of the interstate on North Fairfield Road (Veterans Memorial Highway), a main thoroughfare through Beavercreek.[2] It offers over 140 different shops, restaurants, and department stores.[3]

The Mall at Fairfield Commons is owned by WP Glimcher, the owners of the Dayton Mall.

History[edit]

After a few days of soft openings with invited guests, the mall opened to the public on October 27, 1993[4][5] with a 150,800 sq ft (14,010 m2) Elder-Beerman, a 130,000 sq ft (12,077 m2) Parisian, a 127,922 sq ft (11,884 m2) Sears and a 126,364 sq ft (11,740 m2) J. C. Penney as anchors.[6][7][8][9][10]

The J. C. Penney store in the mall replaced two other locations in the area: one in the Airway Shopping Center in then-Mad River Township (now Riverside) and a smaller store in Xenia.[10] J. C. Penney's placement within the mall's basic layout, two parallel concourses connected by a diagonal concourse, allows it to have two sets of interior public entrances on both floors: one set opens to one of the straight concourses, while another opens to the diagonal concourse. This configuration is unlike some malls that require customers to move through an anchor store to reach other parts of the mall; Fairfield Commons customers do not have to move through J. C. Penney to reach any other area of the mall.

A 151,552 sq ft (14,080 m2) Lazarus (now Macy's) opened on September 23, 1994, with the official grand opening from September 30 to October 2; the store opened almost a year later than the other four anchors due to the 1992 emergence of Lazarus' parent company, Federated Department Stores, from bankruptcy reorganization, and also due to Lazarus' earlier commitment to a competing mall project.[11][12][13]

An 85,498 sq ft (7,943 m2) Dick's Sporting Goods store opened in 2004.[6] Although two stories, the store's only interior public entrance is on the upper level, off the food court.

In fall 2007, The Bon-Ton Stores, owner of Elder-Beerman, converted the existing Parisian store to an additional Elder-Beerman location, housing women’s clothing, cosmetics, shoes and accessories. The existing Elder-Beerman store was reconfigured to house its men's, children's and home departments on the upper level, and a new furniture gallery on the lower level.[14]

In April 2014, Elder-Beerman announced that it would consolidate its two mall locations back into its original location and eliminate the furniture gallery; the consolidation was complete on August 20, 2014.[15][16][17] The vacated portion of the mall was demolished in early 2015;[18][19] it was replaced between late 2015 and 2018 with six restaurants: two attached to the mall but with exterior-only public entrances,[20][21] and four freestanding.[22][23][24] An additional freestanding restaurant in the space is scheduled to open in fall 2018.[25]

On July 26, 2018, it was announced that The RoomPlace would open a home furniture store in the mall. Trade magazine Furniture Today claimed that a 57,000-square-foot (5,300 m2) store is scheduled to open in fall 2019 in the upper level of the Sears space. This claim was made in spite of the fact that there had yet been no announcement that the Sears store would either be vacated or reduced in size.[26][27][28][29]

Elder-Beerman closed on August 29, 2018, due to the bankruptcy of parent company The Bon-Ton.[30][31]

After a September 18, 2018 announcement that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 12 locations nationwide, the store closed on December 9, 2018.[32][33] The lower level is scheduled to become Round One Entertainment, while the upper level is, in fact, scheduled to become The RoomPlace, as was hinted in July 2018.[34]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mall Information". Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  2. ^ "Mall Location". Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  3. ^ "Directory of Stores". Retrieved 2009-03-19.
  4. ^ Beyerlein, Tom (October 27, 1993). "Developers Think They Spotted a Need: Fairfield Commons Mall". Dayton Daily News. p. 1A. Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Bohman, Jim (October 28, 1993). "They Came, They Saw, They Spent: Mall Crowds Could Signal Instant Success". Dayton Daily News. p. 6A. Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Property records". Geographic Information Management System. Greene County, Ohio Auditor. Parcel B42000400030000400. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Staff (June 20, 1993). "The Bottom Line". Business. Dayton Daily News. p. 3F. Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  8. ^ Moss, Meredith (August 7, 1993). "It's in Fashion to Open Retail Stores in Area". WeekendLife. Dayton Daily News. p. 1C. Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Bohman, Jim (October 23, 1993). "Sears Goes High-Fashion, but You Can Still Buy Paint or Oven". Dayton Daily News. p. 4B. Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  10. ^ a b Bohman, Jim (October 16, 1993). "Penney Ready to Dazzle, Lift Shoppers' Eyes". Metro. Dayton Daily News. p. 1B. Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Bohman, Jim (May 12, 1992). "Lazarus to Join Greene Mall". Business. Dayton Daily News. p. 4B. Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  12. ^ "Property records". Geographic Information Management System. Greene County, Ohio Auditor. Parcel B42000400030001700. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  13. ^ Bohman, Jim (September 23, 1994). "Lazarus Joins Mall's Anchors". Business. Dayton Daily News. p. 5B. Archived from the original on July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  14. ^ McAllister, Kristin (January 10, 2007). "Bon-Ton will put E-B banner on Parisian". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  15. ^ Fisher, Mark (April 18, 2014). "Elder-Beerman to consolidate its two stores at the Mall at Fairfield Commons". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
  16. ^ Fisher, Mark (July 23, 2014). "Elder-Beerman store reopens at Commons". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  17. ^ Fisher, Mark (July 22, 2014). "Elder-Beerman to celebrate grand reopening". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  18. ^ Fisher, Mark (July 19, 2014). "Part of mall to be razed to pave way for eateries". Dayton Daily News. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved May 19, 2018. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  19. ^ Drury, Jill (January 15, 2015). "Bravo! coming to Mall at Fairfield Commons". WDTN. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  20. ^ Fisher, Mark (February 25, 2016). "Bravo/Brio to close poor-performing restaurants". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  21. ^ Salomone, Cecilia (January 17, 2018). "Second Flyboy's Deli location to open this month". Dayton Business Journal. Retrieved May 8, 2018. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  22. ^ Fisher, Mark (October 20, 2015). "Beavercreek mall announces 4 new stores". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  23. ^ Fisher, Mark (January 4, 2016). "BJ's Restaurant shooting for February opening". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved January 1, 2017. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  24. ^ Warwick, Gabi (June 28, 2017). "Two new restaurants set to come to the Mall at Fairfield Commons". WRGT-TV. Retrieved May 8, 2018.
  25. ^ Fisher, Mark (June 5, 2018). "UPDATE: New BBQ restaurant coming to the Mall at Fairfield Commons". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved June 9, 2018.
  26. ^ Indest, Lisa A.; Green, Kimberly A. (July 25, 2018). "The RoomPlace to Join Dynamic Tenant Lineup at Three Assets in Washington Prime Group Portfolio" (Press release). Columbus, Ohio: Washington Prime Group. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  27. ^ Filby, Max (July 26, 2018). "JUST IN: New furniture stores to open at Dayton Mall, Mall at Fairfield Commons". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  28. ^ Engel, Clint (July 26, 2018). "The RoomPlace plans Dayton expansion". Furniture Today. Progressive Business Media. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  29. ^ Boswell, Brannon (August 14, 2018). "Furniture chain moves into empty mall anchor stores". Shopping Centers Today. International Council of Shopping Centers. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  30. ^ Shively, Holly (August 15, 2018). "Most Elder-Beerman stores to close within next two weeks; deep discounts continue". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  31. ^ Shively, Holly (August 30, 2018). "Elder-Beerman's closure Wednesday marks end of an era". Dayton Daily News. Archived from the original on August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)
  32. ^ Shively, Holly (December 9, 2018). "Beavercreek Sears closing today: What to know". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  33. ^ Retana, Judith (December 9, 2018). "Beavercreek Sears closes for good". WDTN. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  34. ^ Shively, Holly (September 18, 2018). "Sears closing at Fairfield Commons Mall, new stores announced for space". Dayton Daily News. Retrieved September 21, 2018.

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