University Mall (Orem, Utah)

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University Mall
LocationOrem, Utah
Opening dateMarch 1973
OwnerWoodbury Corporation
No. of stores and services150+
No. of anchor tenants3 (2 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,500,000 sq ft (140,000 m2)
No. of floors1 (2 in Macy's and RC Willey Home Furnishings)
Parking5,400 spaces
Website[1]

Coordinates: 40°16′30″N 111°40′45″W / 40.27500°N 111.67917°W / 40.27500; -111.67917

University Mall is a single-story shopping mall located in Orem, Utah, United States which opened for business in March 1973. Anchor stores include Macy's (formerly ZCMI; then Meier & Frank) and RC Willey Home Furnishings.

The RC Willey store was originally J. C. Penney, which relocated to Provo Towne Centre in 1998.[2] It was then Nordstrom, which closed in 2012.[3]

The Sports Authority store at the mall closed in August 2016 as the sporting goods chain declared bankruptcy.

Also included as part of the University Mall is Costco, which is located in its own separate building to the north of the main mall. The mall is owned, managed, and leased out by Woodbury Corporation. With 1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2) of retail space and 5,400 parking spaces it was at one time the largest shopping mall in the state of Utah.[4]

In 2013, the Woodbury Corporation announced a major revitalization project for the mall, which includes the demolition of a former Mervyns store that had sat vacant since 2008, the additions of new office and retail spaces, new green spaces, new residential spaces, new hotels, and new parking garages.[5]

The 2015 Renovations included the addition off office space and housing and the addition of an entertainment venue called "The Orchard". The location was rebranded as "University Place".[6]

On April 25, 2019, it was announced that Macy's would be closing as part of a plan to close 13 stores nationwide. The store will close in Summer 2019.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University Mall: About Us". Woodbury Corporation. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  2. ^ Relocation in store for Orem Penney
  3. ^ "Nordstrom to close Orem store". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  4. ^ "University Mall: About Us". Woodbury Corporation. Retrieved 6 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Plans for 112-acre University Mall project released". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2015-11-17.
  6. ^ "University Mall Redevelopment". Retrieved 2017-10-21.
  7. ^ https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/central/orem/macy-s-at-university-place-in-orem-to-close-this/article_c4071cc5-be52-526e-97d7-9c8c95d6eb35.html
  8. ^ https://www.businessinsider.my/macys-closing-stores-full-list-2019-5/

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