West Town Mall
Entrance to West Town Mall, August 2016
|Location||Kingston Pike, Interstate 40, and Interstate 75 Knoxville, USA|
|Management||Simon Property Group|
|Owner||Simon Property Group (50%)|
|No. of stores and services||138|
|No. of anchor tenants||4 (One vacant as of 2019)|
|Total retail floor area||1,341,519 square feet (124,631.2 m2) |
|No. of floors||1 (2 in anchors)|
|Website||West Town Mall Website|
West Town Mall is an upscale shopping mall located in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Opened in August 1972, this one-level mall is located in the western portion of Knoxville in the West Hills community. West Town Mall is located along Interstates 40/75 and Kingston Pike. The mall has 1,341,519 square feet (124,631.2 m2) of gross leasable area, making it the largest of any enclosed shopping mall in Tennessee.
There is a food court in the center of the mall. This was the original location of a junior anchor Frankenbergers Department Store. This food court was the first mall location for Knoxville-based Petro's Chili & Chips.
On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 142 stores nationwide.
- JCPenney (current location) (opened in 1994 as part of an expansion)
- Dillard's (opened in 1972 as Miller's, became Hess's in 1987 and closed in 1992 and expanded and became Dillard's in 1993)
- Belk (opened in 1972 as Proffitt's, expanded in 1995 and became Belk in 2006)
- Belk Men's, Children's and Home (opened in 1994 as Parisian in a pad originally slated to be Parks-Belk as part of an expansion, became Belk Men's, Children's and Home in 2007)
- JCPenney (original location) (opened in 1972, relocated in 1994, lower level became more mall space, while the upper level became Regal Cinemas in 1998, becoming Cinebarre in 2018)
- Frankenburgers (now the food court)
- Sears (opened in 1972, closed in 2019)
- http://www.simon.com/mall/LeasingSheet%5CWest_Town.pdf Factual Information on West Town Mall
- http://www.petros.com/1.22/html/h_history.htm Petro's moves to malls after the World's Fair.
- http://weeklywire.com/ww/12-14-98/knox_cover.html Deconstructing the Mall
| Largest mall in Tennessee