Coordinates: 33°4′6.9″N 117°3′59.2″W / 33.068583°N 117.066444°W
|Address||272 East Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025|
|Opening date||February 1986|
|Developer||The Hahn Company/ 55M Revitalization 2013: Westfield LLC|
|No. of stores and services||160|
|No. of anchor tenants||6 (4 open, 2 vacant)|
|Total retail floor area||1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2)|
|No. of floors||2-3 (2 in JCPenney and former Sears, 3 in Macy's, Target, and former Nordstrom)|
Westfield North County (formerly known as North County Fair & Westfield Shoppingtown North County) is a shopping mall in Escondido, California owned and operated by Westfield Group. The anchor stores are Macy's, Target, JCPenney, and 24 Hour Fitness. There are 2 vacant anchor stores that were once Sears and Nordstrom.
The mall originally opened in February 1986 with JCPenney, May Company, Nordstrom, J.W. Robinson's, Sears, and The Broadway as its original anchors. Two separate bank buildings were part of the development and located on the northern side of the mall but have since been demolished and replaced with additional parking.
In 1993, both the Robinson's and May Company anchors became Robinsons-May locations. In 1996, The Broadway became Macy's.
Westfield dropped the “Shoppingtown” from the names of all centers they operated in June 2005. In 2006, following Federated Department Stores' merger with May Company, the two Robinsons-May locations closed. The former Robinson's location has been subdivided into Forever 21, H&M and Old Navy, while the former May Company location is now Target.
North County Tavern + Bowl opened on the second level of the mall in December 2010, replacing Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co. and three adjacent stores. The 15,000 square foot facility encompassed a 300-seat restaurant, a 30-foot bar, and eight bowling lanes. The tavern closed in 2017 and was replaced by a Comic Book and Memorabilia store.
In 2012, Westfield announced a $55 million revitalization plan and included renovating the mall's interior, updating the exterior mall entrances, and resurfacing the parking lot.
On May 8, 2020, it was announced that the Nordstrom store would be permanently closing as part of a plan to close 16 locations nationwide. The store closed in June 2020.
On June 22, 2020, it was announced that Sears would also be closing as part of a plan to close 28 stores nationwide. The store closed on September 6, 2020, leaving Target, Macy's, and JCPenney as the mall's remaining anchors. This was the last remaining Sears store in San Diego County.
In June 2022, plans were announced for Costco Wholesale to lease the old Sears parcel.