Country Club Centre

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Country Club Centre was a regional mall in at El Camino and Watts in Sacramento, California which expanded from a small strip center. Its progression was as follows:[1]

  • August 21, 1952, opened with anchors 40,000 sq ft (3,700 m2) J. C. Penney and a Lucky Stores supermarket[2]
  • Addition of a three-story Rhodes Brothers department store, which became a Liberty House, anchoring the west end of the mall (a supermarket anchored the east end)
  • 1971: Penney's closed its store, building another in nearby Country Club Plaza. Other retailers also withdrew from Country Club Centre.
  • 1976: addition of a Montgomery Ward (as the new east end anchor) and Longs Drugs and extension of the covered mall and addition of 6 acres (24,000 m2) of parking facilities, sparking the Sacramento Bee to comment on its "strong comeback. At that time, store space totaled 680,790 square feet (63,247 m2), 89% of which was leased.
  • 2015: sold to San Diego investors Tourmaline Capital Management for $56 million. At that time, actors were Walmart, Sam's Club, Michaels and Anna’s Linens

The center is currently mostly vacant including the aforementioned anchors as well as what once was a Costco.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Burns, John (December 6, 1976). "Strong Comeback (Country Club Centre)". Sacramento Bee. p. 42.
  2. ^ "Shopping Center Rises on Part of Old Rancho". Sacramento Bee. August 20, 1952. pp. 45 ff.
  3. ^ Google Maps, retrieved October 10, 2020

Coordinates: 38°36′33″N 121°23′16″W / 38.6091965°N 121.3879033°W / 38.6091965; -121.3879033