River Falls Mall
River Falls Mall
|Location||Clarksville, Indiana, USA|
|Management||General Growth Properties|
|Owner||General Growth Properties|
|No. of stores and services||7|
|No. of anchor tenants||4|
|No. of floors||3|
River Falls Mall is a shopping center in Clarksville, Indiana, on Lewis and Clark Parkway (formerly State Road 131). From its opening in 1990 until 2006, the center was an enclosed mall, with 762,000 square feet (70,800 m2) of gross leasable area. It originally comprised multiple entertainment venues and retail. After losing the majority of its tenants, River Falls Mall was redeveloped in 2006 as a power center, comprising Dick's Sporting Goods, Old Time Pottery and Bass Pro Shops, which supplanted most of the enclosed mall proper. The property is owned and managed by General Growth Properties of Chicago.
River Falls Mall opened in 1990, across from the existing Green Tree Mall and comprising 762,000 square feet (70,800 m2) of retail space. It included Wal-Mart and Bacon's as its anchor stores, as well as several entertainment venues, such as miniature golf and bumper cars.Dick's Sporting Goods and Toys "R" Us also operated within the mall.
Bass Pro Shops entered negotiations with Chicago-based mall owner General Growth Properties in 2002 to open a store at the mall. Negotiations were completed and construction on the Bass Pro Shops store was started in early 2004. Dillard's closed its store around this time, returning all of its departments to the Green Tree Mall location, as had been the case before the River Falls store opened. Soon afterward, the movie theater closed, and Wal-Mart moved out of the mall to a new Supercenter. Dick's Sporting Goods then moved out of the middle of the mall and into the former Wal-Mart. In 2005, Bass Pro Shops opened, displacing most of the mall itself. Toys "R" Us, the former Dillard's, and the former Wal-Mart were all left standing, and Dick's moved into the former Wal-Mart space after its old store was demolished
Since the opening of Bass Pro Shops, the mall has been "de-malled", and turned into a power center consisting of big box stores. Recent openings include Old Time Pottery and Louisville Athletic Club, both of which displaced portions of the former Wal-Mart wing. A movie theater, Great Escape River Falls 12, opened in November 2006. Bigg's, a supermarket in the mall's parking lot, closed its 78,500 sq ft (7,290 m2). store in August 2006.
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