Dayton Mall

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Dayton Mall
DaytonMall-entrance.jpg
LocationMiami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States
Coordinates39°38′02″N 84°13′14″W / 39.63395°N 84.22060°W / 39.63395; -84.22060Coordinates: 39°38′02″N 84°13′14″W / 39.63395°N 84.22060°W / 39.63395; -84.22060
Opening dateFebruary 12, 1970; 51 years ago (1970-02-12)
DeveloperEdward J. DeBartolo Corporation
OwnerWashington Prime Group
No. of stores and services158
No. of anchor tenants13 (11 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area1,416,846 square feet (131,629 m2)
No. of floors2 (3 in Macy’s)
Websitedaytonmall.com

Dayton Mall is a shopping mall in Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States, a suburb of Dayton. The mall's anchor stores are H&M, Macy's, Morris Home Furniture, Guitar Center, Dick's Sporting Goods, JCPenney, Ross Dress for Less, LensCrafters, Kirkland's, Ulta Beauty, and DSW. There are 2 vacant anchor stores that were once Elder-Beerman and Sears. Located ten miles (16 km) south of downtown Dayton, just north of the junction of Interstate 75 and Interstate 675 between the suburbs of Centerville and Miamisburg, the mall has attracted millions of visitors since its grand opening in 1970. The mall is owned by Washington Prime Group, a Columbus-based firm, which acquired the complex in 1997; the company also owns The Mall at Fairfield Commons nearby.

History[edit]

The Edward J. DeBartolo Corporation announced the construction of the Dayton Mall in 1969. According to developers, it was the largest mall constructed between New York City and Chicago at the time. Over 100 stores were announced, including three anchor stores: J. C. Penney, Sears, and Rike's. Other major tenants included four smaller department stores: Metropolitan, Donenfeld's, Dunhill's, and Thal's. Other major tenants included a J.G. McCrory five and ten store, a Liberal supermarket, Orange Julius, Kinney Shoes, Thom McAn, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Hickory Farms of Ohio, Waldenbooks, Fanny Farmer, Gray Drug, Russell Stover, Lerner New York, Lane Bryant, The Limited, Frederick's of Hollywood, LeRoy's Jewelers, Hallmark Cards, and Chess King. Restaurants announced for the mall included Bresler's Ice Cream, Orange Julius, Hot Sam, Carousel Hot Dogs, Forum Cafeteria, and Vic Cassano's.[1] There were also three outparcel tire and auto service centers. The Dayton Mall's official grand opening was held in 1970, although some stores were already in operation at the time, such as Rike's, Hickory Farms and the single-screen Dayton Mall Cinema.

Rike's, owned by Federated Department Stores, was merged with Federated's Shillito's in 1982 as Shillito–Rike's. The store changed names again in 1986 to Lazarus. After adopting the Lazarus-Macy's brand in 2003, the store fully adopted the Macy's name in 2005; it contains 263,566 sq ft (24,486 m2).[2][3][4]

The over one-million-square-foot (92,903 m2), bi-level shopping center was the largest in southwestern Ohio for many years. Several more stores were added when the Dayton Mall underwent two major renovations of its existing structure in 1984 and 1995-1996. In the first renovation, the interior of the east and west concourses was remodeled, as was the two-level main entrance. The central atrium area was also improved with a food court installed on its mezzanine.

On August 4, 1972, Cinema 2 opened on the mezzanine level;[5] in October 1976, Cinemas 3 and 4 opened, also on the mezzanine, across from Cinema 2;[6] Cinemas 5–8 opened in 1982, attached to the mall but with only exterior public entrances.[7] Cinemas 2, 3 and 4 closed in 1993, 5–8 closed in 2000, and the original cinema closed in January 2001. Most of the cinema space was reutilized, but as of 2012, the space formerly housing Cinemas 3 and 4 remains unused behind a wall.[8]

After the supermarket closed, its space was allocated to a Morrison's Cafeteria and a few other retailers in late 1980.[9] In 1988, the restaurant was rebranded as Morrison's corporate sibling Sadie's Buffet & Grill.[10] In April 1993, the restaurant was replaced by a Discovery Zone children's entertainment facility.[11]

In the mid-1990s, a fourth anchor store was added in front of what had been the main entrance. It was occupied by J. C. Penney, which moved from its former location at the west end of the mall; its current location contains 179,000 sq ft (16,630 m2).[12] The original J. C. Penney location became a Cincinnati-based McAlpin's in 1996 and then a Dayton-based Elder-Beerman in 1998; the store contained 227,070 sq ft (21,095 m2).[12][13][14] After these renovations were completed, the Dayton Mall had nearly 150 retailers under one roof.[15]

A 20,000 sq ft (1,900 m2) Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) store opened on July 9, 2000.[16][17] Anticipated to open prior to the 2000 holiday shopping season, Discovery Zone was replaced by a 30,000 sq ft (2,800 m2) Linens 'n Things in early 2001;[18] Linens 'n Things was considered a junior anchor of the mall. In addition, a new exterior public entrance and new public restrooms were added to this area of the mall.[19]

The Greene Town Center, a retail and entertainment complex, opened in suburban Beavercreek in August 2006, prompting the Dayton Mall and The Mall at Fairfield Commons to extend their properties to attract more visitors. A 97,000-square-foot (9,000 m2), open-air, "lifestyle component" was added in the Dayton Mall's north parking lot, along Ohio State Route 725. Known as "The Village At Dayton Mall", it added twenty-five tenants and was dedicated in early 2007. With the completion of this addition, the Dayton Mall encompassed 1,300,306 leaseable square feet (120,802 m2).[20]

In 2012, the DSW store moved to a space in the "lifestyle" area of the mall formerly held by Borders Book Stores. In April 2012, Dick's Sporting Goods announced that it would relocate from a nearby location in Miamisburg and occupy the space held formerly by DSW and f.y.e. in the mall, adding another anchor tenant and boosting the mall's occupancy rate above 95 percent.[21][22]

In November 2014, Doppelganger Laboratories opened a store in the Dayton Mall employing a Shapify Booth, manufactured by Luxembourg's Artec Group. The booth takes a 3D scan of a person, then 3D prints a lifelike, full-color miniature figurine of the person. This was the first retail use of the booth in the United States.[23][24]

Linens & More for Less opened at the mall in 2010, taking space formerly occupied by Linens 'n Things.[25] Linens & More for Less closed in November 2012; its space was taken over in May 2013 by H. H. Gregg, which relocated from Miamisburg.[26] On April 7, 2017, H. H. Gregg announced that the entire chain was going out of business, and the store closed that May.[27][28]

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Dayton Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties.[29]

On October 25, 2017, it was announced that the freestanding Sears Auto Center would be converted to an Outback Steakhouse and another unnamed tenant.[30]

In December 2017, the mall gained Internet fame in a prank by Dan the Meme Man in which a teenager sleds down an escalator while a man posing as a security guard threatens to call police if he goes down, leading to a dramatic chase after he follows through. The viral video popularized the phrases "Sled gang" and "Eat ass, smoke grass, and sled fast".[31]

On June 2, 2018, Macy's opened its off-price store concept, a 12,900-square-foot (1,200 m2) Macy's Backstage outlet, within its mall location.[32][33][34][35]

On June 20, 2018, it was announced that a Ross Dress for Less would open in the former H. H. Gregg location;[28] it opened on October 12, 2019.[36]

On July 26, 2018, it was announced that The RoomPlace would open a home furniture store in the mall. Sources initially disagreed as to the details. Trade magazine Furniture Today claimed that a 51,000-square-foot (4,700 m2) store was scheduled to open around late summer 2019. Trade magazine Shopping Centers Today claimed that the RoomPlace would move into an empty anchor store, however, a press release from mall owner Washington Prime Group stated that the store would be in newly-created inline space.[37][38][39][40] In late November 2018, it was reported that Old Navy, with a Dayton Mall location, would open a store in the Austin Landing development, also in Miami Township.[41] On January 30, 2019, the mall's Old Navy location closed[42] and it was reported soon after that the RoomPlace would open in the former Old Navy space later in the year.[43] The RoomPlace was still slated to join the mall as late as February 13, 2020.[44] On February 25, 2020, it was announced that locally-based regional chain Morris Home Furniture would be opening instead in the space planned for The RoomPlace, with The RoomPlace confirming two days later that it had shelved its plans to enter the Dayton market. The Morris showroom was tentatively scheduled to open in spring 2020.[45][46]

Elder-Beerman closed on August 29, 2018, due to the bankruptcy of parent company The Bon-Ton.[47][48]

After an August 22, 2018 announcement that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 46 locations nationwide,[49] the 175,083 sq ft (16,266 m2) store[50][51] closed on November 25, 2018.[52]

On November 27, 2019, it was announced that Washington Prime Group had purchased the former Elder-Beerman space for $3.6 million. The company plans to redevelop the site, which contains 15 acres (6.1 ha) and was valued at over $6.4 million as of 2019.[53][54]

North side of the Dayton Mall

External links[edit]

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