Santa Rosa Plaza
LocationSanta Rosa, California, United States
Coordinates38°26′21″N 122°43′00″W / 38.43929°N 122.7167°W / 38.43929; -122.7167Coordinates: 38°26′21″N 122°43′00″W / 38.43929°N 122.7167°W / 38.43929; -122.7167
Address1071 Santa Rosa Plaza
Opening date1983
DeveloperThe Hahn Company[1]
OwnerSimon Property Group
No. of stores and services107
No. of anchor tenants3 (2 open, 1 vacant)
Total retail floor area692,026 square feet (64,291.3 square meters)[2]
No. of floors2 (3 in Macy's)

Santa Rosa Plaza is one of two enclosed shopping malls in Santa Rosa, California. Opened in 1983, it is anchored by Macy's and Forever 21. The mall is managed by Simon Property Group.


The mall was built in downtown Santa Rosa in 1983 with Macy's, Sears, and Mervyn's as the original anchors, following the demolition of various downtown buildings as part of Santa Rosa's urban renewal project, including the landmark 1923 California Theater.[3] Macy's, the first store in the development, opened in 1981 on the site of the former theater.[4] Development was delayed for many years due to legal disputes between developers Ernest Hahn and Hugh Codding, the latter of whom owned nearby Coddingtown Mall.[1] Codding lost the settlement.[5]

In an interview with Gaye LeBaron, Hugh Codding said the construction bonds for the Santa Rosa Plaza were paid in full with property tax revenues from the plaza businesses.[6][7]

Mervyn's closed in 2008 when the chain filed for bankruptcy.[8] Two years later, the first level of the location became Forever 21.[9]

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Santa Rosa Plaza, into Seritage Growth Properties.[10]

On October 15, 2018, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 142 stores nationwide.[11] The store closed on January 6, 2019. The first level is now Home Interiors Furniture.


  1. ^ a b Don Edwards (September 1, 1982). Making the most of Sonoma: a California guide. Presidio Press. ISBN 978-0-89141-141-3.
  2. ^ "Do Business at Santa Rosa Plaza®, a Simon Property". Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  3. ^ LeBaron, Gaye (July 11, 1993). "Roxy, Cal and Tower were movie 'palaces'". SSU Library, North Bay Digital Collections. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  4. ^ Men's Wear. Fairchild Publications. 1981.
  5. ^ M James Wilkinson (June 17, 2010). Who Rules Santa Rosa and Why It Matters. iUniverse. pp. 43–. ISBN 978-1-4502-2533-5.
  6. ^ LeBaron, Gaye (May 10, 2013) [1995]. "Hugh B. Codding interview". CSUSonoma Youtube Channel. Retrieved February 20, 2017.
  7. ^ LeBaron, Gaye (January 1995). "Hugh B. Codding interview". SSU Library, North Bay Digital Collections. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  8. ^ Coit, Michael (October 18, 2008). "59-year-old Mervyns unable to pull itself out of bankruptcy". The Press Democrat. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  9. ^ Bussewitz, Cathy (November 23, 2010). "New store, new optimism at Santa Rosa Plaza". The Press Democrat. Archived from the original on June 18, 2015. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  10. ^ "At Santa Rosa Plaza". Retrieved September 21, 2020.
  11. ^ Bomey, Nathan; Tyko, Kelly (October 15, 2018). "Sears store closing list: 142 more Sears, Kmart locations closing in Chapter 11 bankruptcy". USA TODAY. Retrieved September 21, 2020.