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Chico Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Chico, California. Opened in 1988, it features J. C. Penney, Forever 21, and Dick's Sporting Goods as its anchor stores.

Chico Mall
LocationChico, California, U.S.
Coordinates39°43′46″N 121°48′19″W / 39.729425°N 121.805284°W / 39.729425; -121.805284Coordinates: 39°43′46″N 121°48′19″W / 39.729425°N 121.805284°W / 39.729425; -121.805284
Address1950 E. 20th Street
Opening date1988
OwnerCentennial Realty
No. of anchor tenants4 (3 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area528,397 square feet (49,089.7 m2)[1]
No. of floors1 (2 in J. C. Penney)

HistoryEdit

The mall opened in 1988. Its original anchor stores were Troutman's Emporium, Gottschalks, Longs Drugs, and Sears. Longs Drugs was soon converted to a J. C. Penney store, which moved from North Valley Plaza. As a result, Longs moved its store to Paradise.[2] Upon opening, the mall had over 95 stores and cost more than $4 million to build.[3]

Following the bankruptcy and closing of the Troutman's store, it was converted to Dick's Sporting Goods in 2012.[4] Prior to this addition, original mall expansion plans instead called for demolishing the former Troutman's building, then home to a local furniture store, in favor of a new lifestyle center wing.[5] After Gottschalks went out of business, its space became a Forever 21 store in 2009.[6] Sears, the last remaining original anchor store, announced on June 6, 2017, that it would close the Chico Mall store in September 2017 as part of a plan to close 72 stores nationwide.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leasing sheet" (PDF). Centennial Realty. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ Mau, Sally (June 25, 2017). "News of our Past: Hamilton City wants its own high school". Chico ER. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ Urseny, Laura (August 4, 2013). "Biz Bits: Hard to believe Chico Mall is a quarter century young". Oroville MR. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  4. ^ Urseny, Laura (August 23, 2012). "Dick's Sporting Goods to open in Chico Mall". Chico ER. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  5. ^ Klein, Jenn (January 20, 2008). "Twitter Reddit Pinterest ... Home News 'Middle-aged' mall hopes to expand". Chico ER. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Some shoppers wait hours for Forever 21's grand opening". Chico ER. August 16, 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  7. ^ Urseny, Laura (June 7, 2017). "Sears will close Chico store in early September". Chico ER. Retrieved 7 September 2017.