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Southland Mall
Entrance Arch
LocationHayward, California
Coordinates37°39′03″N 122°06′17″W / 37.650890°N 122.104806°W / 37.650890; -122.104806
Address1 Southland Drive
Opening date1964; 60 years ago (1964)
DeveloperTaubman Centers
ManagementBrookfield Properties
OwnerBrookfield Properties
No. of stores and servicesApproximately 100
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area786,391 square feet (73,058.1 m2)
No. of floors1 with partial lower level (2 in anchors)

Southland Mall is a shopping mall in Hayward, California owned and managed by Brookfield Properties. The mall is anchored by JCPenney,[1] and Macy's (formerly Liberty House). There is also a vacant anchors left by Sears and Dick's Sporting Goods, which prior to Dick's was Kohl's, and way before Mervyn's. The mall is primarily a single-level structure, with a small lower level beneath JCPenney, a movie theater, and free standing restaurants in the outlying parking areas. The center is located off Interstate 880 at Winton Avenue, at the western end of the city.

On July 10, 2020, it was announced that Sears would be closing as part of a plan to close 28 stores nationwide.[2]

Most of Southland was developed in the early 1960s. The site incorporated a freestanding Sears location and a few other stores operating as the Palma Ceia Center (Palma Ceia being Portuguese for "Palm Supper", a reflection of the ethnic Portuguese heritage of Oakland and its newly developing suburbs) and a $20 million expansion program was announced in the fall of 1963, in which the facility would become an enclosed mall. The Taubman Company was the primary developer (the developer of Chicago's Evergreen Plaza was also a partner) and John Graham (architect of Seattle's Space Needle) the primary architect.[3][4]


  1. ^ "New Penney's Planned at Hayward Shopping Center". Oakland Tribune. December 22, 1963. p. 1C.
  2. ^ "Total Sears and Kmart Store Count Going Down to Just 95".
  3. ^ "Shopping Center Expansion". Oakland Tribune. November 12, 1963. p. 14E.
  4. ^ "Expansion Planned at Southland". Oakland Tribune. November 24, 1963. p. 2C.