Northridge Mall, located in Salinas, California, serves as Monterey County's largest shopping mall. It is owned and operated by The Macerich Company. The single-story structure encompasses 976,913 sq ft (90,758 m 2) of retail space and features more than 110 shops, two restaurants, a fast-food court with eight outlets, and four department stores including Sears, JCPenney, Macy's, and Forever 21. There are approximately 3,000 spaces in the open-air parking lot.

Northridge Mall opened in 1972 with sixty stores and Emporium Capwells, JCPenney, and Mervyns as anchor stores. While the Sears, which now sits at the south end of the Mall, already existed, it was neither connected to nor affiliated with the Mall at this time. It was not until the new south wing was added in 1982 that the pre-existing Sears outlet became part of the Mall. The new wing also nearly doubled the shopping center's retail space and stores. In 1994 the Mall was remodeled and in 1996 the Emporium Capwells outlet was replaced by Macy's; both Sears and JCPenney underwent extensive remodels. In 1998, the Mervyns outlet was extensively remodeled to incorporate the brand's new image. Macerich acquired Northridge Mall in 2003 for a purchase price of approximately $128.5 million.

Anchors & Majors

  • JCPenney (151,712 sq ft (14,095 m 2))
  • Macy's (170,334 sq ft (15,825 m 2))
  • Forever 21 (60,000 sq ft (6,000 m 2))
  • Sears (135,690 sq ft (12,606 m 2))

Former Anchors
  • Mervyns (closed 2009 and became Forever 21)

Major retail outlets
  • Best Buy (30,000 sq ft (3,000 m 2))
  • Century Theatres (44,068 sq ft (4,094 m 2))
  • Firestone (20,969 sq ft (1,948 m 2))
  • HomeTown Buffet/ Michaels/ Rite Aid (55,487 sq ft (5,155 m 2). total)
  • Toys "R" Us (50,468 sq ft (4,689 m 2))
  • Old Navy (14,584 sq ft (1,355 m 2))
  • Gap/Gap Kids (10,649 sq ft (989 m 2))

“ Northridge Mall is a one level enclosed regional shopping center on 94 acres (380,000 m 2) in Salinas, California. It comprises 1,003,569 square feet (93,235 m 2) of gross leasable area. There are four department stores in the main mall; Macy's, JCPenney, Mervyn's and Sears. Exterior pad sites create nine additional venues for customers in the marketplace. - Northridge Mall web-site ”


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