Hemet Valley Mall

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Hemet Valley Mall is an indoor mall in Hemet, California.

It is anchored by J.C. Penney and Hobby Lobby, with one vacant anchor last occupied by Sears.[1]

The mall, which cost $10 million to build opened on October 15, 1980, with 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of retail space. At opening it was anchored by a 50,400-square-foot (4,680 m2), $1.8-million Harris Company department store (later became Harris-Gottschalks in 1999) and a J.C. Penney, plus 40 specialty shops.[2][3] Sears was then annexed to the mall in 1998 (relocated from standalone store), which later closed in 2020 as a plan of closing 40 stores nationwide.[4] Gottschalks closed in 2009 due to bankruptcy, which was first replaced by Forever 21, and later Hobby Lobby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hemet Valley Mall official website
  2. ^ "Hemet Valley Mall to House 5th Harris Department Store". Los Angeles Times. May 4, 1980. p. 146.
  3. ^ "Opening New Store in Hemet". San Bernardino County Sun. April 14, 1980. p. 10.
  4. ^ "Sears and Kmart store closings continue. Is your location closing in early 2020?". USA Today. Feb 6, 2020.