San Antonio Shopping Center

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San Antonio Shopping Center is an outdoor shopping mall located on El Camino Real at San Antonio Road in Mountain View, California. The shopping center consists of two areas, owned by two separate companies:

The namesake San Antonio Shopping Center, a traditional outdoor power center anchored by Trader Joe's, Walmart, and a 24 Hour Fitness gym and owned by Federal Realty.[1]

The Village at San Antonio Center, a mixed-use property with apartments, restaurants, and a Safeway supermarket, is owned by Merlone Geier Partners.[2]


Starting in the 1950s, the center was an open-air shopping mall, originally featuring Rhodes and Sears, with Mervyn's coming later. Over time, the mall was expanded, with Rhodes also converting to JCPenney and a Best catalog showroom. In the 1970s and 1980s Atari Games (located nearby) used the Time Zone arcade at the shopping mall to play test all their arcade games. Most of the mall was demolished and partially reconfigured circa 1995 [3] to make way for Walmart and additional retail shops.

Sears closed its doors in 2010, three years after it had originally announced its departure.[4] Sears and the surrounding strip of retailers were replaced by phase one of The Village, consisting of a Safeway supermarket, apartments, and retail & restaurants.[5] A second phase, anchored by a Showplace ICON cinema, broke ground in 2015.[6]


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  4. ^ Sears leaving San Antonio Shopping Center Archived 2006-07-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2012-01-12.
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Coordinates: 37°24′10″N 122°6′31″W / 37.40278°N 122.10861°W / 37.40278; -122.10861