La Plaza Mall

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La Plaza Mall
LocationMcAllen, Texas, USA
Opening date1976[1]
DeveloperMelvin Simon and Associates
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services183
No. of anchor tenants5
Total retail floor area1,089,619 square feet (101,228.9 m2)
No. of floors1 (2 in Dillard's, Macy's, A'gaci, and former Sears)

La Plaza Mall is a regional shopping mall located in McAllen, Texas, at the intersection of Interstate 2 (Expressway 83) and 10th Street. It has 1,089,619 square feet (101,228.9 m2) of gross leasable area and features 184 specialty stores, many of which are flagship stores, and restaurants.[2] The mall is one of the highest-grossing operated by Simon, and the largest mall in south Texas.[3]

An original tenant of the mall was a Woolworth dime store, the second in McAllen, which closed in 1997.[4] 1998 expansion brought Dillard's as an additional anchor.[5] Another original tenant was a Jones & Jones department store, which was sold to Foley's in 2000[6] and again to Macy's in 2006.

In November 2015, the Sears store closed its doors to make way for a highly anticipated expansion of La Plaza Mall; the transformative expansion features a new, 245,000-square-foot wing that accommodates up to 50 new specialty stores, four junior anchors and an exciting dining plaza with six first-to-market restaurants that will be prominently featured facing Interstate 2 with a grand outdoor terrace for al fresco dining. This new expansion wing opened in fall 2017. Simon also upgraded the interior and exterior of the existing mall with new mall entrances, flooring, LED lighting, skylights, upgraded restrooms, luxury seating and landscaping to completely enhance the look and feel of the property. Two new parking decks, able to accommodate approximately 2,000 vehicles, have been built.


Former Anchors[edit]

  • Sears - closed November 2015. Replaced by an expansion of La Plaza Mall, opened in late 2017.


  1. ^ City of McAllen History. Accessed January 6, 2013
  2. ^ La Plaza Mall information sheet Archived 2014-10-19 at the Wayback Machine. Accessed January 6, 2013
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-11. Retrieved 2014-09-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "July/18 Woolworth will close stores". Brownsville Herald. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Keeping An Eye On The Future". National Real Estate Investor. 1 November 1998. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  6. ^ [1]