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Lindale Mall

Lindale Mall
Panoramic of Lindale Mall
Location Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Opening date September 15, 1960
Developer Bernard Greenbaum
Management Simon Property Group
Owner Simon Property Group
No. of stores and services 101 (as of May 2007)[1]
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 687,174 ft² (63,841 m²)[2]
No. of floors 2
Website www.lindalemall.com

Lindale Mall is an enclosed regional shopping mall on the northeast side of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Lindale is anchored by Sears, Von Maur, and Younkers. Outparcel properties include a free-standing Hy-Vee supermarket and Jo-Ann (occupying a former movie theater),and a Planet X as well as several restaurants, including Arby's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Red Lobster, Chick-Fil-A, and Village Inn.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Anchor stores 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

On February 15, 1956, Sears and Younkers announced plans for a new open-air shopping center in northeast Cedar Rapids. These plans were opposed by downtown Cedar Rapids merchants, who formed an organization to oppose the rezoning of the land from residential to commercial use. The Cedar Rapids City Council eventually approved the rezoning, and Lindale Plaza opened on September 15, 1960.[4] Sears, Younkers, and Killian's (a local department store) were Lindale's original anchors, with Sears relocating from downtown Cedar Rapids. Other early tenants included Kresge's, an Eagle supermarket, and Bishop's Buffet (which closed in September 2003). Sears and Younkers are the only two tenants who have continuously operated at Lindale since its opening.[5]

Lindale Plaza became the enclosed Lindale Mall in 1980, shortly after Westdale Mall opened in southwest Cedar Rapids. The only anchor change in Lindale's history came in 1981, when Petersen Harned Von Maur replaced Killian's as the latter went bankrupt (its last store in downtown Cedar Rapids closed in November 1982).[6] In August 1997, Lindale completed a $15 million expansion and renovation project that included construction of a new 500-stall parking ramp and a new 500-seat food court.[7]

Lindale Plaza was built by Bernard Greenbaum and Associates, who also built Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines. Greenbaum later sold Lindale to General Growth Properties, who opened the Town & Country Shopping Center 1½ miles to the south in 1956. (Town & Country was Cedar Rapids' first strip mall and General Growth's first shopping center.)[8] General Growth sold Lindale to the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in 1984 as part of its real estate investment trust liquidation but continued to manage the mall until March 1998, when SDG Macerich — a partnership of the Simon Property Group and The Macerich Company — purchased Lindale Mall.[9] Simon currently owns and manages the mall.

Anchor stores

References

  1. ^ The Macerich Company. "Lindale Mall: Directory". Retrieved 2007-05-03. 
  2. ^ The Macerich Company. "Center Details: Lindale Mall". Retrieved 2007-05-03. 
  3. ^ The Macerich Company. "Lindale Mall: Site Plan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-05-03. 
  4. ^ Ewoldt, Harold (1988). Cedar Rapids: The Magnificent Century. Windsor Publications.  
  5. ^ Henry, George T; Mark W. Hunter (2005). Then & Now: Cedar Rapids: Downtown & Beyond. Charleston, SC: Arcadia. pp. 68–70.  
  6. ^ Ford, George C (1994-05-08). "Decline in downtown retail started in 1946, Canney says".  
  7. ^ Ford, George C (1997-08-10). "Preparing for the millennium". The Gazette. p. 1F. 
  8. ^ Ford, George C (2004-12-26). "From small start, a big idea". The Gazette. p. 1B. 
  9. ^ The Macerich Company (press release) (1998-03-05). "The Macerich Company And Simon DeBartolo Group Close On Portfolio Acquisition". Retrieved 2007-05-03. 

External links

  • Lindale Mall's website
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