Imperial Valley Mall

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Imperial Valley Mall
Imperial valley mall logo.png
LocationEl Centro, California
Address3451 South Dogwood Road
Opening dateMarch 9, 2005 (2005-03-09)
DeveloperCBL & Associates Properties
OwnerCBL & Associates Properties
No. of stores and services76[1]
No. of anchor tenants4
Total retail floor area761,275 square feet (71,000 m2)[1]
No. of floors1 (2 in Dillard's and Macy's)

Imperial Valley Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in El Centro, California. Opened in 2005, the mall features Sears, J. C. Penney, Dillard's, and Macy's as its anchor stores. It is managed by CBL & Associates Properties.

History[edit]

Sears and J. C. Penney were confirmed as mall tenants in 2002;[2] the mall was approved for construction in 2003.[3] Among the first tenants confirmed were Dairy Queen, Foot Locker, Kay Jewelers, Pac Sun, Payless ShoeSource, and a 14-screen UltraStar Cinemas, now a Cinemark.[4]

It opened for business on March 9, 2005 with J. C. Penney, Sears, Dillard's, and Robinsons-May (now Macy's) as its four anchor stores.[5] Sears relocated from El Centro Mall, an older mall in town.[6] A day before the mall's opening, the owners held a "preview party" in which customers could purchase tickets to view the mall before it officially opened for business.[7]

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Imperial Valley Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties.[8]

On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 142 stores nationwide.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mall information". CBL & Associates Properties. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  2. ^ Yniguez, Rudy (19 June 2002). "Robinsons-May, Dillard's coming?". Imperial Valley Press. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  3. ^ Schanz, Marc (4 December 2003). "Way cleared for new El Centro mall". Imperial Valley Press. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  4. ^ Lobeck, Joyce (24 August 2004). "16 more tenants added to lineup for Imperial Valley Mall". Yuma Sun. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  5. ^ Ramos, Julian J. (9 March 2005). "Gala heralds mall opening". Imperial Valley Press. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  6. ^ "New Sears Store Opens at Imperial Valley Mall". PR Newswire. 24 February 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  7. ^ "I.V. Mall 'premiere party' set for March 8". Imperial Valley Press. 6 February 2005. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  8. ^ http://www.seritage.com/retail/property/3751-s-dogwood-ave/3312453/landing
  9. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/10/15/sears-holdings-bankruptcy-store-closures/1645971002/

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Coordinates: 32°45′47″N 115°31′52″W / 32.763°N 115.531°W / 32.763; -115.531