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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Cross County Mall- (Mattoon, IL)

The Cross County Mall in Mattoon, IL is located along Interstate 57 and Route 16 an hour and a half from the state capital.

The malls current anchors are Carson's and JCPenney.

There are a few stores in the mall, typically found in a mall in a more rural area, and the Sears store closed in the summer of 2014.

The mall was renovated in 2012 with updated lighting and exterior designs.

Here are pictures of the mall from August 2013:

Now closed

I know there is more information about this mall, and any responses would be appreciated.

Thank you for reading.


  1. Neat site. I think I can shed a little light on this one. My grandmother lived in Mattoon from 1979-1989.

    This is a very small mall. As I recall, the only original anchor is JCPenney. It was signed with the old Funky P logo (which puts this mall at mid to late 60's.

    Sears was originally Kmart. There was a small, catalog-sized Sears in the back next to Carson's, which was Bergners, IIRC. The large, empty anchor was Walgreens, which also had a cafeteria in the mall on a corner next to the main store.

    Across from Kmart/Sears was an IGA store. The store was gutted in 1980, and was made into hall space.

    JCPenney also had an auto center out front at one point. The Days Inn was a Holiday Inn Holidome. The Dollar General and line of stores connected were Wal-Mart.

  2. Wow, thank you for the information, really puts the mall into perspective.

  3. Going further back, the Kmart actually opened as an Arlan's. Elder-Beerman was originally G. C. Murphy, which was kicked out for Meis of Illiana, which got bought out by E-B in 1989. Next to JCPenney was Meyer Brothers, a very small (13,000 SF) store. Meyer Brothers later got bought out by Bergner's, which operated the store but closed it in 1990 due to it being too small. The mall opened in 1971.