Southland MallEdit profile
Southland Mall is a major shopping mall in Hayward, California. The mall is primarily a single-level structure, with a small lower level beneath anchor retailer JC Penney. The center is located off I-880 at Winton Avenue, at the western end of the city. The mall currently houses anchor stores Sears, Macy's, JC Penney, Kohl's and Ross, and other retailers, with a food court and a TimeOut Arcade.
In 1961, a strip plaza known as Palma Ceia (Portuguese for "Palm Supper") was completed, which contained a Lucky's, Thrifty Drug Store (now a Rite Aid), and other smaller stores. There was also a freestanding Sears. When the main building of Southland Mall was built, the Palma Ceia name was dropped.
Southland Mall was dedicated in 1964, added to the previously-existing Sears. The new, fully-enclosed mall included a Woolworth and JCPenney. A Liberty House (later Emporium Capwell and then Macy's) was part of a major expansion completed in 1972, which included an indoor ice rink.
In 1995, a new Mervyns store opened, replacing an earlier Southland store. It became the new flagship of the Hayward-based department store chain. In 1998, Old Navy opened next to Sears. In 2004, Walgreens moved out of Southland. In 2006, Old Navy closed. In January 2007, Mimi's Cafe opened. Steve & Barry's moved into the former The Good Guys! (which had been the ice rink). In September 2009, Kohl's took over the Mervyn's store that had been shuttered earlier in the year. Lucky's closed its doors on August 2, 2008. Steve & Barry's closed in late 2008.
The mall initially had a large aviary, and a "Le Mans Speedway" bumper car ride, both in a large arcade beneath the main floor.