Indian Hill Village
LocationPomona, California, United States
Coordinates34°03′43″N 117°43′16″W / 34.062°N 117.721°W / 34.062; -117.721
Address1460 E. Holt Avenue
Opening date1955
Closing date1995
DeveloperJohn S. Griffith[1]
No. of stores and services50+
No. of anchor tenants2
Total retail floor area650,000 sq ft (60,000 m2)
No. of floors2

Indian Hill Village is a former shopping mall in Pomona, California. It has been redeveloped into a multi-use retail, commercial and educational facility and is now known as The Village @ Indian Hill, comprising 650,000 square feet (60,000 m2) on 39 acres (16 ha).


The original, open-air mall was built in the mid-1950s as Pomona Valley Center. Its anchor store, a 111,500-square-foot (10,360 m2) Sears, had been dedicated in November 1954. Inline stores included Long's Drugs, F.C. Nash and J.J. Newberry. Between 1967 and 1969, the mall was expanded westward. A 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) Zody's discount store opened in June 1969, as the center's second anchor. One year later, the F.C. Nash store was sold to Roberts Department Store.[2]

In 1974, the mall was renamed to Indian Hill Village, a name chosen by the mall owners in a contest.[3] An enclosing renovation was completed in September 1982. The project was described as "the largest single commercial development in the city's history".[4] In 1985, Sears moved to the Montclair Plaza Mall.

In 1995, part of the property was acquired by the Pomona Unified School District,[5] which created the nonprofit Pomona Valley Educational Foundation to manage it; the foundation was dissolved in 2010.[6] The conversion of the failing mall into an "impressive" educational facility has been cited as one of the chief accomplishments of then-school superintendent Patrick Leier.[7]

The expanded property now houses multiple educational facilities which serve more than 2,000 students in grades pre-Kindergarten to 14.[5] An eight-screen movie theater formerly in the mall was closed in September 2005, prompting the theater owner to sue the school district, alleging that the lease had been improperly terminated.[8]


  1. ^ "Newberry plans million dollar Pomona store". Pomona Progress Bulletin. June 1, 1955. p. 15. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Nash's store sold in Pomona Valley Center". Pomona Progress Bulletin. April 28, 1970. p. 7. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Indian Hill Village now: Shopping center gets new look, name". Pomona Progress Bulletin. November 4, 1974. p. 17. Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Landsbaum, Mark (December 21, 1980). "'Blue Collar' Mall Will Set Pomona Development Record". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Welcome to The Village at Indian Hill". Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  6. ^ Rodriquez, Monica. "Pomona Valley Educational Foundation to fold". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Pomona schools need new style of leadership". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. March 4, 2006. Archived from the original on 7 August 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
  8. ^ Ruiz, Kenneth Todd (October 4, 2005). "Ex-theater owner sues Pomona schools". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Retrieved 8 August 2012.