Chula Vista Center
LocationChula Vista, California
Coordinates32°37′48″N 117°05′10″W / 32.6301°N 117.0861°W / 32.6301; -117.0861Coordinates: 32°37′48″N 117°05′10″W / 32.6301°N 117.0861°W / 32.6301; -117.0861
Address555 Broadway
Opening date1962
DeveloperThe Broadway
ManagementBrookfield Properties Retail Group
OwnerBrookfield Properties Retail Group
ArchitectCharles Luckman & Associates
No. of stores and services67
No. of anchor tenants4 (3 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area860,961 sq ft (79,985.9 m2)[1][2]
No. of floors2

Chula Vista Center is an outdoor shopping mall in Chula Vista, California. Opened in 1962, it features Burlington Coat Factory, J. C. Penney, and Macy's, with one vacant anchor last occupied by Sears. It is owned and managed by Brookfield Properties Retail Group.


Construction started in 1961 on the new shopping center designed by Charles Luckman & Associates and built by Del E. Webb Corporation.[3][4] Chula Vista Center opened in 1962 as "one of the country's earliest regional malls". One of its original anchor stores was Marston's, which was later bought out by The Broadway, who also developed the mall.[5][6] The mall was expanded in 1987 to include The Broadway (now Macy's), J. C. Penney, Sears, and Mervyn's.[7] Homart Development Co. redeveloped the center which included the closing of a street for expanding the square footage. Chula Vista Center was the first outdoor center in their portfolio of shopping centers. Mervyn's closed in 2008 and became Burlington Coat Factory in 2012.[8]

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Chula Vista Center, into Seritage Growth Properties.[9]

On November 7, 2019, it was announced that Sears would be closing this location a part of a plan to close 96 stores nationwide. The store closed in February 2020.[10]


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  2. ^ "Property Capsule". Retrieved 2020-10-23.
  3. ^ "Webb Spinner 1961-1962" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Webb Spinner 1963-1964" (PDF).
  5. ^ Showley, Roger (21 December 2011). "Chula Vista Center spinoff to Rouse planned". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Turf Club Acquires Chula Vista Center". Los Angeles Times. 13 November 1962. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  7. ^ Kraul, Chris (28 August 1987). "A New Look Is in Store for Chula Vista Shopping Mall". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  8. ^ Mannes, Tanya (4 October 2011). "Retailers see San Diego malls as a good bet". U-T San Diego. Retrieved 17 November 2013.
  9. ^ "At Chula Vista Center | Seritage".
  10. ^ Tyko, Kelly; Bomey, Nathan (November 7, 2019). "Sears and Kmart store closings: 51 Sears, 45 Kmart locations to shutter. See the list". USA Today. Retrieved November 7, 2019.