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Hemet Valley Mall
Coordinates33°44′55″N 116°59′45″W / 33.7487°N 116.9957°W / 33.7487; -116.9957Coordinates: 33°44′55″N 116°59′45″W / 33.7487°N 116.9957°W / 33.7487; -116.9957
Address2200 W. Florida Avenue, Hemet, California 92545
Opening dateOctober 15, 1980
No. of stores and services33
No. of anchor tenants3 (2 open, 1 vacant)
No. of floors1
Websitehttps://thehemetvalleymall.com/

Hemet Valley Mall is an indoor mall in Hemet, California. It is located on Florida Avenue (State Route 74) between Kirby Street and Gilmore Street. It is anchored by J.C. Penney and Hobby Lobby, with one vacant anchor last occupied by Sears.[1]

The mall, which cost $10 million to build opened on October 15, 1980, with 200,000 square feet (19,000 m2) of retail space. At opening it was anchored by a 50,400-square-foot (4,680 m2), $1.8-million Harris Company department store (later became Harris-Gottschalks in 1999) and a J.C. Penney, plus 40 specialty shops.[2][3] Sears was then annexed to the mall in 1998 (relocated from standalone store), which later closed in 2020 as a plan of closing 40 stores nationwide.[4] Gottschalks closed in 2009 due to bankruptcy, which was first replaced by Forever 21, and later Hobby Lobby.

References

  1. ^ Hemet Valley Mall official website
  2. ^ "Hemet Valley Mall to House 5th Harris Department Store". Los Angeles Times. May 4, 1980. p. 146.
  3. ^ "Opening New Store in Hemet". San Bernardino County Sun. April 14, 1980. p. 10.
  4. ^ "Sears and Kmart store closings continue. Is your location closing in early 2020?". USA Today. Feb 6, 2020.