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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Euclid Square Mall- (Euclid, OH)


Hey, Cleveland, home of the Browns, Indians, and Lebron Jame's own Cleveland Cavaliers. Being the second largest city in the state of Ohio, the most popular area filled with many options to shop and eat, once there were some great malls that no longer exist, Canton Centre, Randall Park Mall, and the Euclid Square Mall.


Euclid Square Mall is still an enclosed mall in the far metropolitan area of Euclid, Ohio in Cuyahoga County. The mall is off Interstate 90 and Route 175 ( East 260th Street) and Babbitt Road.

Babbitt Road
The mall currently has no anchor stores, yet houses over two dozen churches and community center.

The mall opened in March 1977 with over 92 inline stores and original anchor stores May Co. and Higbee's. Higbee's was acquired by Dillard's in 1992 and May Co. was consolidated into another division of the parent company, and was changed to Kaufmann's in 1994. Other stores outside the mall included Toys R' US, Cleveland-area Stop & Shop Supermarket, Red Lobster, and some banks.

In 1997, plans for a new Kaufmann's at another mall nearby caused rumors that the Kaufmann's at Euclid Square would close, and in 1998, Kaufmann's at Euclid closed.

By 2000, occupancy at the mall began to decline and the Dillard's store was converted to Dillard's Outlet in 2002, and the upper level was closed off.

In 2004, Outlets USA opened in the former Kaufmann's store, and closed in 2006. In 2013, the Dillard's Outlet store closed. Most of the mall is now filled with churches and activity centers. Nothing else is left in the area, as shopping pleasures and trends have changed to other parts of town.

Here are pictures of the mall and surrounding area from July 2014:

Former May Co./ Kaufmann's/ Outlets USA










Former Higbee's/ Dillard's

















May Co./ Kaufmann's wing




















Higbee's/ Dillard's wing
























Surrounding area:

Former Stop & Shop Supermarket


Former Toys R' Us




Former Twin-Valu Hypermarket and the first Super Kmart Center store in the chain, and the largest at nearly 225,000 square feet.


There is a lot to say about this mall, successful when new, changed, and now dead. If anyone has any questions, comments, stories, or pictures, feel free to post below.

Thank you for reading.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, a 225,000 square foot Super K-Mart Center? That's unreal. Any pics?

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  2. I used to go there as a kid. The Mall, Kmart,all of that. This was my old neighborhood, but over time pickpocketers and thieves ruined that area. My mom wouldn't go there at night because of stories of theft.

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