Rogue Valley Mall

The Rogue Valley Mall, a regional shopping mall located in Medford, Oregon, is the largest indoor shopping complex between Eugene, Oregon, and Sacramento, California. It is named for Rogue Valley in southwestern Oregon, where it is located adjacent to a Target store and Interstate 5.

Rogue Valley Mall
Rogue Valley Mall Logo.png
LocationMedford, Oregon, United States
Coordinates42°20′36″N 122°52′40″W / 42.3433°N 122.8777°W / 42.3433; -122.8777Coordinates: 42°20′36″N 122°52′40″W / 42.3433°N 122.8777°W / 42.3433; -122.8777
Address1600 North Riverside Avenue
Opening dateOct. 15, 1986; 35 years ago (Oct. 15, 1986)
ManagementJones Lang LaSalle
OwnerBrixton Capital[1]
No. of stores and services100+
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area640,000 square feet (59,000 m2)[2]
No. of floors2
Websiteroguevalleymall.com

The mall houses more than one hundred stores, including Chico's, Aeropostale, American Eagle, and Bath and Body Works. The current anchor stores are Kohl's, JCPenney, Macy's, a separate Macy's store consisting of Macy's Home (on the lower level) and Macy's Backstage (upper level), and Bed Bath & Beyond. The food court features ten eateries.[citation needed]The total area within the mall is about 847,000 square feet.

HistoryEdit

 
Rogue Valley Mall during Black Friday
 
Food court at Rogue Valley Mall

The Rogue Valley Mall was built in 1986. Early anchor stores included Mervyn's, Montgomery Wards, JCPenney, and Meier & Frank.[citation needed]

In 2001, the first anchor closed when Montgomery Wards filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Meier & Frank Home Store took tenancy of the vacated lower level, while Copeland Sports occupied the upper level. When Meier & Frank was bought by Federated Department Stores, the stores were rebranded as Macy's and Macy's Home, respectively. In August 2006, Copeland Sports filed for bankruptcy and was bought by Sports Authority. After Mervyn's pulled out of Oregon in 2007, the vacant space was bought by Kohl's, leaving JCPenney as the only remaining original anchor.

Linens-N-Things operated a large store between Mervyn's and Macy's Home Store until the company went bankrupt in 2008, after which the space was occupied by Bed Bath & Beyond.[citation needed]

The Rouge Valley mall is home to one of the two last remaining Sam Goody stores in the world.[3]

On May 18, 2016, it was announced that Sports Authority would be closing all stores, including the Rogue Valley Mall location. The store closed in August 2016 and was replaced by Macy's Backstage in 2019.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Portfolio - Brixton Capital". Brixton Capital.
  2. ^ "Property Search: Map View | Brookfield Properties" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Find the nearest FYE location near you | Movies, Music & Blu-ray". stores.fye.com. Retrieved 2019-12-14.
  4. ^ https://mailtribune.com/business/sports-authority-to-close-after-all

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