This is a list of shopping malls in the United States and its territories that have at least 2,000,000 total square feet of retail space (gross leasable area). The list is based in part on information provided by the International Council of Shopping Centers and by the Department of American Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University as part of its Shopping Mall Studies
Here is a List of largest shopping malls in the United States
The Mall of America
Mall of America (MOA) is a shopping mall located in Bloomington, Minnesota, a suburb of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, United States. It lies southeast of the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77, north of the Minnesota River, and across the Interstate from the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.
It opened in 1992, and is the seventh largest shopping mall in the world, and the largest in the western hemisphere.The mall is managed by the Triple Five Group (which in turn is owned by the Ghermezian family, along with the West Edmonton Mall and the American Dream). Approximately 40 million people visit the mall annually and eighty percent of visitors are from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Illinois, Ohio and Canada. In addition to the Mall, outside of the mall are additional hotels, restaurants, and stores. The Mall of America and the additional businesses meet at the South Loop District in Bloomington, Minnesota. List of largest shopping malls in the United States
American Dream is a retail and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States. The first and second of four opening stages occurred on October 25, 2019, and on December 5, 2019. The remaining opening stages occurred on October 1, 2020 and afterwards.
The project was first proposed in 2003 by the Mills Corporation as the Meadowlands Xanadu, with construction beginning in 2004. After the Mills Corporation’s bankruptcy in 2007, the project was taken over by Colony Capital. In May 2009, construction stalled due to the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. Triple Five Group announced intent to take over the mall in May 2011, and on July 31, 2013, officially gained control of the mall and the surrounding site. List of largest shopping malls in the United States.
King of Prussia Mall
King of Prussia (also referred to as King of Prussia Mall), located in the community of King of Prussia in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania, is the third-largest shopping mall in the United States in terms of gross leasable area. It is an upscale mall with over 450 retailers. The anchor stores are Bloomingdale’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Primark with two vacant anchors last occupied by JCPenney and Lord & Taylor.
The mall, which opened in 1963, consisted of two distinct buildings known as The Plaza and The Court until August 2016, when a major expansion was completed and the two buildings were finally connected to create one massive shopping mall
South Coast Plaza
South Coast Plaza is a regional shopping mall in Costa Mesa, California. The largest shopping center on the West Coast of the United States, its pre-COVID sales of over $1.5 billion annually were the highest in the United States.
Its 275 retailers represent the highest concentration of design fashion retail in the U.S., with the second highest sales-volume in California at $800 per square foot ($8,600/m2)—second only to Westfield Valley Fair in San Jose-Santa Clara, at $809 per square foot ($8,710/m2). The national average is $411 per square foot ($4,420/m2). The mall is anchored by three Macy’s stores, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue. The South Coast Plaza is the largest shopping mall in California and the 4th largest in the United States.
Aventura Mall is an upscale shopping mall located in Aventura, Florida. It is the 5th largest mall in the United States by total square feet of retail space and the largest mall in Florida. The anchor stores are Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, 2 Macy’s stores, and JCPenney. The center is highlighted by a mix of over 300 stores, including Apple, Adidas, Anthropologie, Burberry, Cartier, The Ferrari Store, GameStop, Givenchy, Gucci, H&M, The Lego Store, Louis Vuitton, MCM, Sephora, and Zara.
Aventura Mall also features more than 50 eateries and restaurants, including Treats Food Hall, and the experiential Arts Aventura Mall program showcasing 20 museum-quality pieces in a range of mediums.
The Brightline Aventura Station, now under construction, will be located adjacent to Aventura Mall on West Dixie Highway and will include a new pedestrian bridge over Biscayne Boulevard, providing riders direct access to the mall. List of largest shopping malls in the United States
Del Amo Fashion Center
Del Amo Fashion Center is a three-level regional shopping mall in Torrance, California, United States. It is currently managed and co-owned by Simon Property Group.
With a gross leasable area (GLA) of 2.5 million sq ft (230,000 m2), it is the seventh largest shopping mall in the United States. The mall features the Patio Cafes food court (including Los Angeles-grown Pink’s Hot Dogs), several anchor stores, including two newly renovated Macy’s locations (Women’s & Men’s/Home & Furniture), state-of-the-art Nordstrom, AMC Theatres, Crate and Barrel, Barnes and Noble, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Dave & Buster’s, Japanese supermarket Mitsuwa Marketplace, a LA Fitness location, JCPenney, Marshalls, 255 retailers, 13 full-service restaurants, & a Sears that recently closed in September 2020.
The Galleria, stylized theGalleria and also known as the Houston Galleria, is an upscale mixed-use urban development and shopping mall located in the Uptown District of Houston, Texas, United States. The development consists of a retail complex, as well as the Galleria Office Towers complex, two Westin hotels, and a private health club. The office towers and hotels are separately owned and managed from the shopping center. The anchor stores are Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Macy’s.
With 3 million square feet (280,000 m2) of space that includes 2,400,838 square feet (223,045.1 m2) of gross leasable area with 400 stores, the Galleria is the largest mall in Texas and The seventh largest shopping mall in the United States.
Destiny USA (stylized as destiny usa and also known by its former name Carousel Center) is a six-story, automobile-oriented super-regional shopping and entertainment complex on the shore of Onondaga Lake in the city of Syracuse, New York. It is the largest shopping mall in the state of New York. Main anchor stores include Macy’s, At Home, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Burlington Coat Factory, Forever 21, DSW, Old Navy, Nordstrom Rack, and TJ Maxx. There are vacant anchors left by JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Bon-Ton, Best Buy, Saks Off 5th, and Michaels.
Destiny USA opened on October 15, 1990 as the Carousel Center mall. The mall has six above-ground floors and one underground floor. The lower three floors and the underground floor are used for retail shops. The first and second floors span the length of the mall and house the various shops, vendors, restaurants, and entertainment venues, with the major food court and namesake carousel located on the second floor. The third floor includes a 19-screen Regal Cinemas, restaurants, and entertainment options. The fourth floor is primarily administrative offices. The underground floor, known as the Commons floor, houses medium-sized stores, a chapel, kiosks, and two underground parking garages. One underground garage once housed Best Buy’s installation center, which closed with the store in 2021. The Commons floor does not span the full length of the mall and is in only the original mall structure built in 1990.
Roosevelt Field is a shopping mall in Uniondale, New York, that was designed by I. M. Pei. It is the largest shopping mall on Long Island, the second largest shopping mall in the state of New York, and the eighth largest shopping mall in the United States.
It is managed by Simon Property Group. It is the second most successful mall in the state. The anchors of the 243-store mall are Bloomingdale’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Neiman Marcus. Previous anchor stores were Gimbels (succeeded by Stern’s), A&S, and Alexander’s (succeeded by Bloomingdale’s). The original anchor store was Macy’s. Discount department store chain Century 21 is no longer expected to open in the former Bloomingdale’s Home Furniture in Spring 2021, due to the company shuttering its business on December 6, 2020.
Ala Moana Center
The Ala Moana Center, commonly known simply as Ala Moana, is a large open-air shopping mall in the Ala Moana neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. Owned by Brookfield Retail Group, Ala Moana is the ninth largest shopping mall in the United States and the largest open-air shopping center in the world.
Ala Moana is consistently ranked among the most successful malls in the world. With assets totaling $5.74 billion as of January 2018, it is the most valuable shopping mall in the United States. It is anchored by Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Marshalls, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Ross Dress for Less, Saks Off 5th, and Target.
Sawgrass Mills is an outlet shopping mall in Sunrise, Florida within the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach metropolitan area and it is one of the tourist destinations in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and it was owned by Simon Property Group. With 2,370,610 square feet (220,237 m2) of retail selling space, it is the eleventh largest mall in the United States, the largest single story outlet mall in the U.S., the largest shopping mall in Broward County, the second largest mall in Florida and the Miami metropolitan area after the Aventura Mall, and the third largest shopping mall in the southeastern United States.
It opened in 1990 as the third mall developed by the now-defunct Mills Corporation (now part of Simon Property Group), and was located next to BB&T Center and has been expanded four times since then, most recently in 2013. There are over 329 retail outlets and name brand discounters. The anchor stores are Marshalls, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Bed Bath & Beyond, Primark, BrandsMart USA, Super Target, Burlington Coat Factory, Nordstrom Rack, Regal Cinemas, and TJ Maxx.
Westfield Valley Fair
Westfield Valley Fair, commonly known as Valley Fair, is a prominent shopping mall in San Jose, California. Valley Fair is one of the largest malls in the United States and has the highest sales revenue of any mall in California. It is located on Stevens Creek Boulevard in West San Jose (a small portion of the mall is located within Santa Clara). The anchor stores are 2 Macy’s stores, Bloomingdale’s, and Nordstrom.
Valley Fair consists of 214 stores, such as the only Balenciaga in Northern California, and 58 dining options, such as Eataly or Din Tai Fung, ranked as one of the world’s best restaurants by the New York Times.
Palisades Center is a shopping mall in West Nyack, New York, notable for being the second-largest shopping mall in the New York metropolitan area, the eighth-largest in the United States by total area, and sixth-largest by gross leasable space. Built in the industrial style, the mall houses 218 stores, eateries and entertainment venues, and as of 2002, received 20 million visitors a year. It is also one of the nation’s most lucrative malls, producing $40 million in annual sales tax and $17 million in property taxes.
Developed by The Pyramid Companies, and opened in March 1998, the mall was named after the nearby Palisades, which border the Hudson River and the eastern part of Rockland County. The mall is bounded on three sides by major state routes: the New York State Thruway (Interstates 87 and 287) to the north (Exit 12), NY Route 303 to the east, and NY Route 59 to the south. It is also located near the Thruway’s intersection of the Palisades Interstate Parkway, and is only a few miles west of the Tappan Zee Bridge, which provides access from points east of the Hudson River.
The Millcreek Mall or Millcreek Mall Complex is a one-level shopping center 3.4 miles (5.5 km) southwest of downtown Erie, Pennsylvania, between Peach Street and Interstate 79, in Millcreek Township. The mall is the tenth largest shopping complex in the United States, and is the second largest in Pennsylvania.
The complex opened on November 10, 1975 and was developed by the Youngstown, Ohio-based Cafaro Company, who continue to own and operate it. Due to Pennsylvania’s lack of sales tax on clothing, the Millcreek Mall attracts many visitors from Ohio, New York and Canada. The mall proper houses 121 store spaces, with 12 kiosks. The 165 stores and restaurants figure often cited includes stores within the physical mall and its many peripheral restaurants, stores and strip plazas. The mall is anchored by Boscov’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, with one vacant anchor space last occupied by The Bon-Ton.
Plaza Las Américas
Plaza Las Américas is a shopping mall in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico, located at the intersection of Routes 18 and 22. “Plaza“, as it is known to many Puerto Ricans, was the first indoor shopping mall built in Puerto Rico. It is the largest shopping mall in the Caribbean and the second largest in Latin America. Anchor stores are JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears, Sears Brand Central, Forever 21, Old Navy, Caribbean Cinemas and Marshalls. Cuba Libre and Planet Fitness are coming soon to the mall.
Woodfield Mall is a shopping mall located in the northwest Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois, United States, at the intersection of Golf Road and Interstate 290.
Woodfield Mall is the largest shopping mall in the state of Illinois, the second largest being Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook. It is also one of the largest shopping malls in the United States. The mall is located approximately 27 miles from the Chicago Loop and attracts more than 27 million visitors each year. The mall features 234 stores and is anchored by JCPenney, Macy’s (formerly Marshall Field’s), Nordstrom and the country’s largest Sears store at 416,000 square feet (38,600 m2), though in 2015, a portion of the second level was subleased to Pac-Man Entertainment, a Pac Man-themed restaurant. It also has 7 other restaurants which are Red Robin, Uncle Julio’s, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Panda Express, The Cheesecake Factory, Kinfork BBQ, and Texas de Brazil.
The mall was originally developed by Taubman Centers, which later sold the mall to CalPERS, Miller Capital Advisory, and GM Pension Trusts. Taubman continued to manage the mall until December 31, 2012, when GM Pension Trusts sold its stake in the mall to Simon Property Group, which took over management effective January 1, 2013
Oakbrook Center is a shopping center located near Interstate 88 and Route 83 in Oak Brook, Illinois. It was originally opened in 1962. It is the second largest shopping center in the Chicago metropolitan area by gross leasable area, only surpassed by Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois. Current anchor stores include Macy’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.
The upscale stores featured at the mall are a collection slightly beneath the boutique-style, exorbitant stores at malls such as South Coast Plaza in Orange County, California and the traditional mix of mall stores found at other larger malls like Woodfield Mall and the Mall of America.
Green Acres Mall
Green Acres Mall is an indoor shopping mall located in South Valley Stream, New York, off Sunrise Highway in Nassau County near the border of New York City and the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream. The mall has a gross leasable area (GLA) of 2,069,000 square feet (192,200 m2).
The mall is the 15th largest in the United States. The mall is extremely popular in Nassau County and in the neighboring New York City borough of Queens. The mall is accessible by many Nassau Inter-County Express routes as well as two MTA New York City Bus routes, the Q5 and Q85, that cross the city border. The mall’s anchors are two Macy’s locations.
Lakewood Center is a super-regional shopping mall in Lakewood, California and the oldest shopping mall in the United States that is now enclosed, having first opened to the public in 1951 and being enclosed in 1978. (The first enclosed mall in California was Topanga Plaza, having opened in February 1964.) It is anchored by 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport, Albertsons, Best Buy, Burlington, Costco, Forever 21, The Home Depot, JCPenney, Macy’s, Pacific Lakewood 16, and Target, with one vacant anchor last occupied by Nordstrom Rack, which relocated in 2018. At 2,069,000 square feet (192,200 m2), the Lakewood Center is ranked among the largest retail shopping malls by gross leasable area in the United States. In 2004, the Lakewood Center’s sales amounted to $393 per square foot with an approximate 11.2 million shoppers.
The mall is owned and operated by Macerich and is part of its trifecta of “Shop One Shop All” malls in southeast Los Angeles County along with the Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos and the Stonewood Center in Downey
Westfield Garden State Plaza
Westfield Garden State Plaza, commonly referred to as simply Garden State Plaza, is an upscale shopping mall located in Paramus, New Jersey. It is owned and managed by Paris, France-based real estate management company Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, and located at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 17 near the Garden State Parkway, about 15 miles (24 km) west of Manhattan. Opened in 1957 as the first suburban shopping mall in New Jersey, it has 2,118,718 sq ft (196,835.3 m2) of leasable space, and housing over 300 stores, it is the second-largest mall in New Jersey, the third-largest mall in the New York metropolitan area, and one of the highest-revenue producing malls in the United States.
The mall had sales of $500 per square foot in 2013, about $320 above the national average; Garden State Plaza is one of the most profitable malls in the country. In a study of malls in the United States performed on behalf of CNBC, published in 2018, Westfield Garden State Plaza ranked ninth in the nation, based on sales of $950 per square foot. Most of the mall, especially retail outlets, is closed on Sunday in accordance with state and local blue laws.
In a borough in which half of the property tax revenue comes from retail properties, Garden State Plaza accounts for 10% of the property taxes collected in Paramus
Arundel Mills is a shopping mall located in unincorporated Anne Arundel County, Maryland (with a Hanover mailing address). It is 59.3% owned by Simon Property Group, who manages the mall. With its 1,930,820 sq ft (179,379 m2) GLA, it is the largest mall in the state of Maryland. Developed by The Mills Corporation, the mall is located at the intersection of Maryland Route 100 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (Maryland Route 295) in northwestern Anne Arundel County (hence the name “Arundel” Mills). The anchor stores are Cinemark Theatres, Books-A-Million, The Children’s Place, TJ Maxx, Burlington, Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse, Best Buy, Old Navy, Bass Pro Shops, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ulta Beauty, Dave & Buster’s, and Yard House with two vacant anchors last occupied by Bed Bath & Beyond and Modell’s Sporting Goods.
Arundel Mills opened in November 2000 and, as of July 21, 2007, had over 225 stores. It is the first enclosed mall to feature a Medieval Times dinner theater. In addition to 17 large anchor stores, Arundel Mills features a Dave & Buster’s, the Live! Casino & Hotel, and an Egyptian-themed 24-screen megaplex theater. The cinema was the only outlet of its Muvico Theaters chain in the state of Maryland before being sold to Cinemark in March 2009
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