Tyrone Square Mall

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Coordinates: 27°47′38″N 82°44′00″W / 27.793818°N 82.73344°W / 27.793818; -82.73344

Tyrone Square Mall
Location St. Petersburg, Florida
Opening date 1972, 1968 (Former Sears only)
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 123
No. of anchor tenants 3 JCPenney, Macy's, DIllard's
Total retail floor area 900,000 square feet [1]
No. of floors Mainly 1, 2 in department stores
Website www.simon.com/mall/tyrone-square

Tyrone Square Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in St. Petersburg, Florida. Opened in 1972, it features Dillard's, J. C. Penney, and Macy's as its anchor stores.


Tyrone Square was opened in 1972 by Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation, featuring four anchor stores: Sears, J. C. Penney, Maas Brothers, and the first Florida location of J. W. Robinson's.[2] At its opening, the mall featured more than 110 stores, including Hickory Farms, Chess King, Thom McAn, McCrory, Spencer Gifts, Bresler's Ice Cream, Hot Sam pretzels, Orange Julius, Kinney Shoes, Hallmark Cards, Casual Corner, Waldenbooks, and a six-screen movie theater.[3]

Robinson's became Maison Blanche in 1987,[4] later closing and becoming Dillard's four years later.[5] In 1991, Maas Brothers closed to make way for became Burdines.[6] Mall expansion in 1998 brought a food court and a Borders Books & Music store.[7] Burdines became Burdines-Macy's in 2003, then simply Macy's in 2005. The long-standing Gap closed in 2015, with a toys and games store taking its place. The Cobb Luxury 10 Theaters opened in 2016, with 10 theaters and 1,200 seats. It is located in an adjacent yet detached building near JCPenney.

In late 2015, Sears announced that it would close its Tyrone location in January, 2017 due to an upcoming redevelopment project that will bring forth Dick's Sporting Goods, Petsmart, Lucky's Market, and other possible retailers. Sears officially closed for good on January 28, 2017. [8]

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  1. ^ "Leasing Sheet - Tyrone Square Mall" (PDF). www.simon.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  2. ^ "St. Petersburg Times - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  3. ^ "The Evening Independent - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Former Robinson%27s executives face job market with few jobs". pqasb.pqarchiver.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  5. ^ "Daytona Beach Sunday News-Journal - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  6. ^ "Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Google News Archive Search". news.google.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  7. ^ "Tyrone food court a renovation appetizer". pqasb.pqarchiver.com. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  8. ^ "Sears laying off 126 in January as it pulls out of Tyrone Square Mall - Tampa Bay Times". www.tampabay.com. Retrieved 2016-11-10. 

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