Westland Mall
The Sears entrance to Westland Mall, August 2013.
LocationHialeah, Florida
Address1675 West 49th Street, Hialeah, FL 33012
Opening dateSummer 1971
ManagementStarwood Capital Group
OwnerStarwood Retail Partners
No. of stores and services101
No. of anchor tenants5 (3 open, 2 vacant)
No. of floors1 (2 in H&M, JCPenney, Macy's, and former Sears)
Websitehttp://www.ShoppingWestlandMall.com

Westland Mall, formerly known as Westfield Westland, is a shopping mall in Hialeah, Florida. The anchor stores are Macy's, H&M, and JCPenney. There are 2 vacant anchor stores that were once Forever 21 and Sears.

The mall has over 100 stores. Westland mall also includes eateries such as Fuddruckers, Chili's, McDonald's, and more. The mall experiences about 10 to 12 thousand people daily from the Miami metropolitan area.

The mall, then named "Westland Mall" opened in the summer of 1971, after the mall was built to the east of the then standalone Burdine's Department Store. At that time its anchors were Sears, Burdine's and JCPenney. Its restaurants included a medium-sized cafeteria and a Farrell's Ice Cream parlor.[1]

In 2015, Sears Holdings spun off 235 of its properties, including the Sears at Westland Mall, into Seritage Growth Properties.[2] Sears downsized the first level for Forever 21 and Xfinity, and a portion of the former auto center is expected to become Panera Bread.

On November 7, 2019, it was announced that Sears would be closing this location a part of a plan to close 96 stores nationwide. The store closed in February 2020.[3]

Westfield acquisition

In November 2007, the mall became "Westfield Westland", after The Mills sold it off to Westfield Group. The name reverted when it was sold in 2012 to Starwood Capital Group.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Farrell's Ice Cream parlor locations". happyitis.biz. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ "At Westland Shopping Mall | Seritage".
  3. ^ Tyko, Kelly; Bomey, Nathan (November 7, 2019). "Sears and Kmart store closings: 51 Sears, 45 Kmart locations to shutter. See the list". USA Today. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Hudson, Kris (17 April 2012). "Starwood Capital to Buy Malls". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 22 April 2018 – via www.wsj.com.

Coordinates: 25°52′5″N 80°19′5″W / 25.86806°N 80.31806°W / 25.86806; -80.31806