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Westfield Galleria at Roseville
Galleria Mall - Roseville.jpg
LocationRoseville, California
Address1151 Galleria Blvd
Opening dateAugust 25, 2000; 22 years ago (August 25, 2000)
ManagementUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield
OwnerUnibail-Rodamco-Westfield
No. of stores and services190+
No. of anchor tenants4[1]
Total retail floor area1,336,009 sq ft (124,119.3 m2)[2]
No. of floors2
Parking6,400
Websitewestfield.com/galleriaatroseville

Westfield Galleria at Roseville is a two-level, 1.3 million-square-foot indoor upscale shopping mall in Roseville, California, United States, and is owned by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. The property is anchored by department stores Macy’s, JCPenney, and Nordstrom, a 14-screen Cinemark theater, a Round 1 Entertainment center, large-scale Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel furniture stores, and the sole Sacramento-area locations of luxury retailers Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Tiffany & Co., and Saint Laurent.[3]

The property competes with Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento, Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights, and with The Fountains at Roseville, an adjacent lifestyle center in the city of Roseville. Along with The Fountains and the nearby Creekside Town Center and The Ridge at Creekside shopping centers, the Galleria at Roseville anchors the city of Roseville's primary commerce area.

Stele signage at the corner of Galleria Boulevard and Roseville Parkway, a major intersection adjacent to the mall.
Stele signage at the corner of Galleria Boulevard and Roseville Parkway, a major intersection adjacent to the mall.
Former carousel located inside the mall, removed in 2020.
Former carousel located inside the mall, removed in 2020.

History

On July 25, 1995, the construction of an enclosed shopping center in two phases within the city of Roseville, to be developed by Urban Retail Properties, Inc., was approved.[4] Sears became the first anchor tenant to commit to the property, with Nordstrom following suit in April 1998.[5] A modification to the project, allowing for a single phase of construction and additional anchor space, was approved in June 1998, making way for Macy's to commit to the property the following month.[6] JCPenney committed in September 1998, filling the mall's planned anchor space in time for its September 2 groundbreaking.[7] The Galleria at Roseville opened for business on August 25, 2000 with 120 stores and the Promenade, an outdoor wing of shops and restaurants anchored by a Crate & Barrel store, considered novel at the time.[8]

One month after the property's grand opening, Urban's shopping center division was acquired by Netherlands-based real estate firm Rodamco for $3.4 billion.[9] A consortium of shopping center owners then purchased Rodamco's North American assets for $5.3 billion in January 2002, with Australia-based Westfield Corporation taking control of the Galleria at Roseville and renaming the property Westfield Shoppingtown Galleria at Roseville.[10] The Shoppingtown moniker was dropped from all Westfield properties in 2005, with Westfield Galleria at Roseville becoming the property's new title.[11]

Expansion

In 2004, Westfield announced plans to expand the four year-old Galleria.[12] After several changes, the expansion consisting of 400,000 square feet of new and reconfigured retail space, a new Dining Terrace, and 40,000 square-foot additions to both JCPenney and Macy's was approved.[13] A portion of the outdoor Promenade area and the property's original food court were demolished and Crate & Barrel was relocated to accommodate the project.[14] The expansion was completed in 2009 at a final cost of $270 million, bringing the property to 1.3 million square feet and turning the Galleria into the region's largest shopping center.[15]

2010 fire

Aerial view of damage.
Aerial view of damage.

On October 21, 2010, 23-year old Alexander Piggee entered the property's GameStop store with a large backpack, claiming to have a weapon and that his "sister had been kidnapped by aliens." Piggee barricaded himself in the store and set fire to the merchandise as employees fled. The mall was evacuated as authorities tried to locate Piggee, arresting him as he attempted to flee the scene.[16] The mall's fire sprinkler system was manually shut off due to a miscommunication, allowing the fire to grow and eventually engulf much of the mall's north end as firefighters from surrounding cities were called in.[17][18]

Most of the mall's north wing between Macy's and Sears was destroyed and the roof of the wing partially collapsed, with total damages estimated at $55 million.[19] Then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in Placer County the day after the fire, with mall officials and city representatives vowing to have the property partially reopened by the upcoming Christmas shopping season.[20] Unaffected portions of the property began reopening in phases less than two weeks later.[21]

The damaged north wing was rebuilt over the following year, while a renovation was undertaken elsewhere in the mall adding new flooring, lighting, signage, and architectural details to match the rebuilt wing. The north wing reopened to the public on October 6, 2011.[22]

Alexander Piggee subsequently pleaded guilty to setting the fire, and Federal Judge John Mendez sentenced Piggee to 15 years, after which he will be on probation for 6 years. Both defense and prosecution attorneys had requested a sentence of 10 years, but Mendez issued a substantially longer sentence, calling Piggee a threat to public safety.[16]

2010s and 2020s

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Westfield Galleria at Roseville, into Seritage Growth Properties.[23]

Westfield Corporation was purchased by French real estate firm Unibail-Rodamco in 2018 for $25 billion, forming Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield[24]

On April 17, 2018, Sears announced it would close its Roseville store.[25] A Cinemark movie theater and a Round 1 entertainment center took over much of the former Sears building and opened in late 2021 and mid-2022 respectively.[26]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Westfield Galleria at Roseville Mall, Roseville CA". Westfield.com. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  2. ^ "Westfield Galleria at Roseville". Westfield Group, LLC. 2013-08-29. Archived from the original on October 24, 2008. Retrieved 2013-10-05.
  3. ^ "Stores Westfield Galleria at Roseville".
  4. ^ https://cityofroseville.hosted.civiclive.com/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=14165991
  5. ^ "Nordstrom keeps a tight grip on plans it's making". Sacramento Business Journal. April 5, 1998. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  6. ^ "Does DFS have purchase anxiety over I. Magnin space?". San Francisco Business Times. July 5, 1998. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  7. ^ "J.C. Penney coming to Roseville's Galleria". Sacramento Business Journal. September 23, 1998. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  8. ^ Boswell, Brandon (January 1, 2001). "In Full Bloom". National Real Estate Investor. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  9. ^ Edmonds, Christopher (September 25, 2000). "Upscale Buy: Rodamco North America to Acquire Urban Shopping Centers". TheStreet. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  10. ^ Johnson, Kelly (July 29, 2002). "Two-year-old Roseville mall gets new, long, long name". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  11. ^ Albright, Mark (June 1, 2005). "If you didn't call them "shoppingtowns,' don't". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  12. ^ "Roseville Galleria to expand". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 2017-06-14.
  13. ^ Johnson, Kelly (June 4, 2007). "New stores, upscale dining area part of Galleria's expansion plan". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  14. ^ "WESTFIELD GALLERIA AT ROSEVILLE CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF US$270 MILLION EXPANSION" (Press release). Archived from the original on 2016-06-04. Retrieved 2016-03-31.
  15. ^ Donato-Weinstein, Nathan (November 12, 2008). "New era for Galleria mall". Placer Herald.
  16. ^ a b "Alexander Piggee Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison". KCRA 3. 2011-08-02. Archived from the original on April 25, 2012.
  17. ^ Kawahara, Matt (21 October 2010). "Roseville Galleria set ablaze by disturbed man". The Sacramento Bee. Archived from the original on October 23, 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
  18. ^ Schofield, Todd (October 21, 2010). "Roseville Galleria Fire out of control and spreading rapidly". Roseville Today. Retrieved 22 October 2010.
  19. ^ Johnson, Kelly. "Some Galleria Stores reopen week after fire". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  20. ^ "Roseville Mall Vows to Reopen as Fire Suspect Speaks".
  21. ^ "At Least 35 Galleria Stores To Reopen Thursday". CBS13 Sacramento. October 27, 2010. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010.
  22. ^ Johnson, Kelly (September 16, 2011). "Rebuilt after fire, Galleria expects boom". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  23. ^ "Sears at Westfield Galleria at Roseville". Seritage.
  24. ^ Tennant, Fraser (February 2018). "Westfield sold to Unibail-Rodamco in $25bn deal". Financier Worldwide. Retrieved 2022-04-27.
  25. ^ "Sunrise Mall, Roseville Galleria Sears Stores Closing By July". April 17, 2018.
  26. ^ Jake, Abbott; Sorich, Sonya (April 4, 2022). "Roseville retail growth includes new mall tenants, more grocery stores". Sacramento Business Journal. Retrieved 2022-04-27.

Coordinates: 38°46′28″N 121°16′09″W / 38.774462°N 121.269053°W / 38.774462; -121.269053