Northgate Mall (San Rafael)
|Location||5800 Northgate Drive
San Rafael, CA, 94903
|Management||Merlone Geier Partners|
|Owner||Merlone Geier Partners|
|No. of stores and services||91|
|No. of anchor tenants||3|
|Total retail floor area||731,803 sq ft (67,986.7 m2) |
|No. of floors||1 (department stores have 2)|
Northgate Mall is a shopping mall located in San Rafael, California, 15 miles (24 km) north of the Golden Gate Bridge. It's the largest of three shopping centers in San Rafael called Northgate. It is managed by The Macerich Company. It is the only enclosed regional shopping center in Marin County. The mall's anchors are Macy's, Kohl's and Sears. It also contains a Century Theatres multiplex, a food court, and more than 90 specialty stores, services, and restaurants.
The original anchor in the corner occupied by Macy's, was The Emporium, which opened in 1964. When the rest of the mall opened in 1965, it had an open-air design. The mall was enclosed when it was renovated in 1987.
M&T Properties, Inc. was the original owner. Macerich bought the mall in 1985 before selling it to Merlone Geier Partners in 2017.
Macerich began renovating the mall in 2008. The proposed renovation has been controversial, as housing advocates have pushed for inclusion of affordable housing in the project (to replace the aging housing in the Canal Area), while Macerich wants to proceed without triggering a full-scale environmental review.[needs update]
Anchors and major stores
- Century Theatres (45,000 sq ft./4,181m³)
- Macy's (254,015 sq ft./23,599m³)
- Kohl's (previously Mervyns)
- Sears (134,976 sq ft./12,538m³)
- Macerich Company Website
- Peter Seidman, Pacific Sun, December 24, 2007, "Northgate due for makeover", accessed March 5, 2008
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