Chico Marketplace
LocationChico, California, U.S.
Coordinates39°43′46″N 121°48′19″W / 39.729425°N 121.805284°W / 39.729425; -121.805284
Address1950 E. 20th Street
Opening date1988
DeveloperJames J. Cordano[1]
OwnerCentennial Realty
No. of stores and services65+
No. of anchor tenants4 (2 open, 2 vacant)
Total retail floor area528,397 square feet (49,089.7 m2)[2]
No. of floors1 (2 in J. C. Penney)
Parking2,607 spaces

Chico Marketplace, formerly Chico Mall, is an enclosed shopping mall in Chico, California. Opened in 1988, it features J. C. Penney and Dick's Sporting Goods as its anchor stores.


The mall opened in 1988. Its original anchor stores were Troutman's Emporium, Gottschalks, Longs Drugs, and Sears. Longs Drugs was soon converted to a J. C. Penney store, which moved from North Valley Plaza. As a result, Longs moved its store to Paradise.[3] Upon opening, the mall had over 95 stores and cost more than $4 million to build.[4]

Following the bankruptcy and closing of the Troutman's store, it was converted to Dick's Sporting Goods in 2012.[5] Prior to this addition, original mall expansion plans instead called for demolishing the former Troutman's building, then home to a local furniture store, in favor of a new lifestyle center wing.[6]

After Gottschalks went out of business, its space became a Forever 21 store in 2009,[7] which closed in 2020 as part of a plan to close 111 stores nationwide.[8]

Sears, the last remaining original anchor store, announced on June 6, 2017, that it would close the Chico Mall store in September 2017 as part of a plan to close 72 stores nationwide.[9]


  1. ^ Directory of Shopping Centers in the United States. National Research Bureau. 1990. p. 122.
  2. ^ "Leasing sheet" (PDF). Centennial Realty. Retrieved 8 September 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Mau, Sally (June 25, 2017). "News of our Past: Hamilton City wants its own high school". Chico ER. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ Urseny, Laura (August 4, 2013). "Biz Bits: Hard to believe Chico Mall is a quarter century young". Oroville MR. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ Urseny, Laura (August 23, 2012). "Dick's Sporting Goods to open in Chico Mall". Chico ER. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  6. ^ Klein, Jenn (January 20, 2008). "'Middle-aged' mall hopes to expand". Chico Enterprise-Record. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Some shoppers wait hours for Forever 21's grand opening". Chico ER. August 16, 2009. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Forever 21 in Chico to close". Chico Enterprise-Record. 2019-11-16. Retrieved 2020-05-23.
  9. ^ Urseny, Laura (June 7, 2017). "Sears will close Chico store in early September". Chico ER. Retrieved 7 September 2017.