Westland Mall (West Burlington)
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Westland Mall West Burlington

Westland Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in West Burlington, Iowa. Opened in 1977, it is anchored by Marshalls, and two Younkers stores, with JCPenney's also serving as an anchor until 2015. It is managed by GK Development.

History

General Growth Properties began building Westland Mall in 1976. Original tenants included J. C. Penney, Younkers, Woolworth, Kirlin's Hallmark, County Seat, Karmelkorn, Bresler's Ice Cream, and Osco Drug.[2] The mall opened for business on March 30, 1977, comprising more than 40 stores.[3] In 1981, Woolworth converted the store to its Woolco division, before closing it in 1983.[4] The space was later occupied by a furniture store.

L&H Realty bought the mall in 1998, and sold it to GK Development in 2004.[5]Marshalls opened an anchor store at the mall in October 2013.[6] In 2015, JCPenney announce that it will have to close its Westland Mall store along with 38 other stores in the United States.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Westland Mall". GK Development. Retrieved 2013. 
  2. ^ Bob Sogard (October 31, 1976). "Westland Mall adding tenants". The Hawk Eye. pp. 1, 3. 
  3. ^ Doral Chenoweth (March 9, 1977). "Westland Mall". The Hawk Eye. p. 18. 
  4. ^ "Woolworth closing all Woolco stores". The Hawk Eye. September 26, 1982. p. 1. 
  5. ^ Dale Alison (December 22, 2004). "Chicago firm buys Westland". The Hawk Eye. p. 1. 
  6. ^ Troute, Rex L. (October 27, 2013). "Marshalls makes a fashion splash". The Hawk Eye. pp. 1D, 4D. 
  7. ^ Strauss, Gary (January 8, 2015). "J.C. Penney, Macy's to shut stores, lay off scores". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved 2015. 

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