Tucson Mall

Tucson Mall
Location 4500 North Oracle Road, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Opening date 1982
Management General Growth Properties
Owner General Growth Properties
No. of stores and services 200+
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 1,300,000 sq ft (120,000 m2)
No. of floors 2
Website Official Website

Tucson Mall is the largest shopping mall in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson Mall features over 200 stores and two levels of indoor shopping. The mall is owned and managed by General Growth Properties. It is anchored by Forever 21, J. C. Penney, Macy's (formerly Foley's and Robinsons-May), Dillard's, and Sears. The Tucson Mall contains a food court containing several fast food restaurants, as well as "Arizona Avenue," an arcade containing Southwestern-themed items. The mall is located on the north side of Tucson, bounded by Oracle Road (Arizona State Route 77), Wetmore Road, Stone Avenue, and the Rillito River.

Anchor stores

Former anchors

Idea for the Tucson Mall

According to historian David Leighton, it was Helen Wetmore, who's husband's family had homesteaded the land in the late 1800s, that came up with the idea for the Tucson Mall. During a trip to Chicago, Illinois, in the 1930s, she spotted a shopping center on the Skokie Highway and thought to herself, "That's what I am going to have on my land." She kept the parcel of land together until 1978, and at that point plans for the mall were initiated with Forest City Enterprises.[10]


In October 2007 the former Broadway store was demolished in preparation for an extensive remodel and addition on the south side of the mall. The changes include the addition of a grand entrance hall in the location of the Broadway, extension of stores on both the east and west side of the new entrance, addition of multiple water features, complete update of facade from current Macy's to Mall Security Offices, and the addition of REI, The Cheesecake Factory, and Brio Italian Restaurant, all on the south side of the Tucson Mall. Also being added is a parking structure in front the current Macy's. In 4th quarter of 2008, GameStop, formerly an Electronics Boutique, in the bottom floor was relocated to the center as a Software ETC on the top floor, also owned by Gamestop, hyped a bigger, better Gamestop, this larger center one being the result. Mervyn's has closed their store with the chain's demise. On March 28, 2009 Forever 21 opened in the approximately 80,000-square-foot (7,400 m2) space formerly anchored by Mervyn's as part of its strategy to open larger stores with a more diverse merchandise selection.


Sun Tran's Tohono Tadai Transit Center, located adjacent to the Mall, was opened in 1994.[11]


Coordinates: 32°17′20″N 110°58′25″W / 32.28889°N 110.97361°W / 32.28889; -110.97361

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