Dover Mall

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Dover Mall
Dover Mall from Boscov's.jpg
Dover Mall looking from Boscov's
LocationDover, Delaware, USA
Address1365 North DuPont Highway Ste. 5061
Dover, DE 19901
Opening date1982
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services85+[1]
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area886,000 square feet (82,300 m2)[2]
No. of floors1
WebsiteDover Mall
 
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Dover Mall
Dover Mall from Boscov's.jpg
Dover Mall looking from Boscov's
LocationDover, Delaware, USA
Address1365 North DuPont Highway Ste. 5061
Dover, DE 19901
Opening date1982
ManagementSimon Property Group
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services85+[1]
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area886,000 square feet (82,300 m2)[2]
No. of floors1
WebsiteDover Mall

The Dover Mall is located on U.S. Route 13 in Dover, Delaware. Anchors are Boscov's, Macy's, JC Penney, Old Navy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Sears, and a 14 screen Carmike cinema. It is a one-level, enclosed regional mall. At 886,000 square feet (82,300 m2),[2] it is the third biggest mall in Delaware, boasting approximately 85 shops and a food court.

History[edit]

Built in 1982, the Dover Mall was the second climate-controlled enclosed mall in Dover, Delaware, following the Blue Hen Mall (now the Blue Hen Corporate Center) a few miles south on Bay Road. The Dover Mall was built as a second mall for the Dover area for Sears and other department stores after Sears was unable to come to an agreement to build a store at the Blue Hen Mall. The opening of the Dover Mall led to the subsequent decline of the Blue Hen Mall.[3] The mall was originally anchored by Boscov's, Leggett (later Strawbridge's; now Macy's), and Sears.

The mall was renovated in 1992. JC Penney became the mall's fourth department store when it opened in August 1993, relocating from the Blue Hen Mall. Later that year, the Dover Mall became the first shopping mall in the state to ban smoking.

Leggett closed its store at the mall on March 15, 1997. It was replaced by Strawbridge's, which opened on November 21, 1997. During the same time period, Boscov's underwent a substantial renovation and expansion, and Sears completed an interior renovation.

In 1999, Carmike Cinemas expanded from six screens to fourteen, and the mall food court was enlarged and renovated.

The Mills Corporation acquired the mall in 2003 from Cadillac Fairview. At the time of the purchase, the Mills Corporation announced a preliminary proposal to add approximately 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2). of new stores and entertainment venues.

The mall's Strawbridge's store was converted to Macy's on September 9, 2006.

In April 2007, the Simon Property Group acquired the mall along with the other Mills Corp. malls. It is Simon's only Delaware property and at least the third owner since 2000.

In 2013, the Dover Mall will add several new stores, including a new 53,183 sq ft (4,940.9 m2) Dick's Sporting Goods that opened on November 10, 2013.[4][5][6]

Anchors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dover Mall Directory". Simon Property Group. Retrieved February 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Dover Mall Fact Sheet" (PDF). Simon Property Group. Retrieved October 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Gest, Jayne (June 17, 2009). "Blue Hen Corporate Center loses one more tenant". Dover Post. Retrieved October 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ Flood, Chris (February 27, 2013). "Area looking forward to Dover Mall expansion". Delaware State News. Retrieved March 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Natoli, Cori Anne (June 30, 2013). "Dick's store at Dover Mall will alter market for sports". The News Journal (Wilmington, DE). Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ Brown, Ashton (November 4, 2013). "Dick’s Sporting Goods set to open at Dover Mall". Delaware State News. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 39°11′39″N 75°32′23″W / 39.1942°N 75.5398°W / 39.1942; -75.5398