Vancouver Mall

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Vancouver Mall
Vancouver Mall entrance.jpg
Location Vancouver, Washington, USA
Coordinates 45°39′29″N 122°35′1″W / 45.65806°N 122.58361°W / 45.65806; -122.58361Coordinates: 45°39′29″N 122°35′1″W / 45.65806°N 122.58361°W / 45.65806; -122.58361
Address 8700 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662
Opening date August 1977 (1977-08)
Developer May Centers, Inc., a subsidiary of May Department Stores
Management Centennial Real Estate
Owner Centennial Real Estate Co.
No. of stores and services 140 (as of 2007)[1]
No. of anchor tenants 4
Total retail floor area 883,000 square feet (82,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors 2

Vancouver Mall is a shopping mall owned by Cenntenial Real Estate, and located in the city of Vancouver, Washington, U.S. It is anchored by JCPenney, Macy's, and Sears. Longtime past anchor stores included Meier & Frank, Nordstrom and Mervyn's. Opened in 1977, it was known as Westfield Vancouver mall from 1998 to 2015.


Vancouver Mall opened in August 1977 with Meier & Frank, Nordstrom and Sears as anchors. During phase two of mall expansion, a JCPenney was added. A Lipman's was also planned,[2] but was not built.[citation needed] Eventually, Mervyns would open where the Lipman's had been planned.

While the mall is now located within the Vancouver city limits, until 1993 the property was in an unincorporated part of Clark County.[3]

In 1993, the mall added a new food court and underwent a renovation of its interior.[1] The mall was acquired in 1994 by Westfield America, Inc.

In 1998, the mall was renamed "Westfield Shoppingtown Vancouver", at which time the mall had 146 stores using 870,000 square feet (81,000 m2) of space.[4] However, "Shoppingtown" was dropped from the name in September 2005,[5] making it Westfield Vancouver mall.[3]

In mid-2005,[6] work was started on a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) expansion to the Meier & Frank store by its then-owner, the May Department Stores Company, adding 30,000 square feet on each of two levels, completed in 2006.[7] Following the acquisition of the May Company by Federated Department Stores, the Meier & Frank store was renamed Macy's in September 2006.[6]

The 82,225-square-foot (7,639.0 m2) Mervyn's closed in January 2007. On June 1, 2012, it was converted to the Cinetopia "Vancouver Mall 23" video movie theater.[8][9]

In February 2014, it was announced that Nordstrom would be closing its store at the mall.[10] The store closed in January 2015, at which time the mall managers announced that Gold's Gym would move into the upper level and H&M would move into the lower level of the former-Nordstrom space.[11]

On December 18, 2015, Vancouver Mall along with some other U.S. Westfield properties were sold to Centennial Real Estate Company, and "Westfield" was removed from the mall's name.[12] Any other references to Westfield online or at the property were removed the same day. Mall management was retained.


  1. ^ a b c "Westfield Shoppingtown Vancouver". Westfield Group. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. 
  2. ^ Sorensen, Donald J. (May 25, 1976). "Metro area draws top retailers". The Oregonian. p. C7. 
  3. ^ a b Hewitt, Scott (April 5, 2006). "Neighborhood focus: Van Mall". The Columbian. Neighbors section, p. 14. 
  4. ^ Brown, Craig (December 13, 1998). "Owners of mall opt to use full name". The Columbian. Vancouver, Washington. p. E1. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Julie (September 18, 2005). "Marketplace: Jobless rate not precise". The Columbian. p. E1. 
  6. ^ a b Nelson, Jonathan (September 9, 2006). "Macy's moves in". The Columbian. p. E1. 
  7. ^ Nelson, Jonathan (July 14, 2006). "Old mall, new challenges". The Columbian. p. E1. 
  8. ^ Lane, Steven (February 6, 2011). "Cinetopia to transform Westfield Vancouver mall". The Columbian. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  9. ^ Lane, Steven (May 31, 2012). "Cinetopia to begin phased opening Friday". The Columbian. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 
  10. ^ Njus, Elliot (February 5, 2014). "Nordstrom to close Lloyd Center, Westfield Vancouver stores". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  11. ^ Njus, Elliot (January 21, 2015). "Gold's Gym to take over former Nordstrom space at Westfield Vancouver mall". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2015-03-08. 
  12. ^ Oliver, Gordon (December 18, 2015). "Vancouver Mall gets a new owner, old name: In $1.1 billion deal, shopping center is again Vancouver Mall". The Columbian. Retrieved June 25, 2017. 

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