Upper Valley Mall

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Upper Valley Mall
Location Springfield, Ohio
Coordinates 39°56′56″N 83°51′15″W / 39.9488889°N 83.8541667°W / 39.9488889; -83.8541667Coordinates: 39°56′56″N 83°51′15″W / 39.9488889°N 83.8541667°W / 39.9488889; -83.8541667
Address 1475 Upper Valley Pike
Opening date 1971
Developer Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation
Owner Urban Retail Properties
No. of stores and services About 40
No. of anchor tenants 1
Total retail floor area 267,466 sq ft (24,848.4 m2)
No. of floors 1

Upper Valley Mall is a shopping mall located in Springfield, Ohio northeast of Dayton. Built in 1971 by the Edward J. DeBartolo Corp. from Youngstown, the mall features one anchor store and offers four sit down restaurants. The Upper Valley Mall is located on the city's west side just off US-68. The mall was owned by Simon Property Group, an Indianapolis, Indiana-based company. It is currently owned by Urban Retail Properties. The Upper Valley Mall contains 267,466 sq ft (24,848.4 m2). of floorspace, with Sears as the only independently-owned anchor store.


Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation built Upper Valley Mall in 1971. At the time, it featured JCPenney, Sears, and Rike Kumler Co. as its anchors.[1] Another original tenant was an F. W. Woolworth Company dime store, which closed in January 1992.[2]

Elder-Beerman, which replaced the Woolworth, closed in 2013. Old Navy closed at the same time.[3]

In March 2013, the Dayton Society of Natural History (DSNH) opened a satellite version of their main museum called the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield in an approximately 4000-square-foot space in the mall,[4] moving to 20,000 square feet in the former Elder-Beerman space in November. On March 25, 2016, DSNH announced that it would close this satellite museum;[5] it did so on April 30.[6]

The mall went into receivership in July 2014.[7] In spring 2015, Macy's[8] and JCPenney[9] closed their stores in the mall.


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